Distribution of Estate

Answered according to Hanafi Fiqh by Askimam.org

 what is distribution of inheritance among two children ( only one son and one daughter )


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We are advised that the deceased was survived by the following heirs:

  1. One son.
  2. One daughter.


According to this information, the estate will be divided into 3 shares:

1. The son will receive 2 shares. (66.66%)

2. The daughter will receive 1 share. (33.33%)[1]

The percentages may be rounded off to the closest possible amount when distributing in order to avoid the surplus 0.001%. If this is not possible, it can be given to any of the heirs with the mutual consent of all the heirs or alternatively be given away as Sadaqah.


And Allah Ta’āla Knows Best

Immad Bin Arshad

Student Darul Iftaa
California, USA

Checked and Approved by,
Mufti Ebrahim Desai.


[1] البحر الرائق شرح كنز الدقائق ومنحة الخالق وتكملة الطوري (8/ 563)

(وعصبهما الابن وله مثل حظهما) معناه إذا اختلط البنون والبنات عصب البنات فيكون للابن مثل حظهما فصار للبنات ثلاثة أحوال النصف للواحدة والثلثان للاثنين فصاعدا