What is the shares of a wife, male and female children?

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With regard to inheritance and after death of a father. What is the shares of a wife, male and female children?


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The deceased was survived by the following heirs:

  1. Wife
  2. Son
  3. Daughter


You did not specify the number of sons and daughters the deceased has left. As a principle, the wife will get 1/8 and the son and the daughter will receive the remaining shares of the estate at the ratio of 1:2 (1 share for the daughters and 2 shares for the sons).      



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Immad Bin Arshad

Student Darul Iftaa
California, USA

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