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How should I distribute the inheritance of my late husband according to Shariah?

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I am 51 years old. My husband died after 32 years of married life. We had no kids during life time. I purchased land by selling my jewels. The land was registered in the name of my husband to enable him to avail govt loan for construction. The loan cleared in 20 years during his life time. There were debts. Before 4 year I married and my second husband helped me to sell house to clear debt. My late husband has mother one sister and one brother. I want to pay share according to Shariah. Please advice. My husband informed the government about buying plot by selling my jewels.

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(Fatwa: 465/465/M=05/1435)

If your deceased husband left some wealth leaving you (wife), mother, one sister and one brother as heirs and there are no other heirs of him, then all the property of the deceased shall be divided into 36 shares as per the Shariah. Out of the total, you shall get one fourth (9 shares), one sixth (6 shares) shall go to his mother, 14 shares to the brother while 7 shares shall go to the sister. You can keep as much share you have in the inheritance, and then should give the rest one to the Shariah heirs. The detail of the division is as follows:

Wife: 1×09=09
Mother: 1×06=06
Brother: 1X14=14
Sister: 1×07=07

Total: 36

Allah knows Best!

Darul Ifta,
Darul Uloom Deoband

This answer was collected from the official ifta website of Darul Uloom Deoband in India.

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