Declartion of Legal Heirs

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My deceased grandfather had 4 sons and 3 daughters. Each of four sons passed away and have legal heirs, sons and daughters. One of the daughters has been passed away few months back. She was divorcee and had no children. Here question is how to distribute her share in house/property and who will become her legal heirs with what ratio? In case you require family tree send me email so I could send the same to you as well.

بسم الله الرحمن الرحيم

(Fatwa: 152/141/SN=02/1437)

In the question mentioned above if the mother of the deceased died before her then her (deceased) heirs shall be her two alive sisters and bhatijas. Whatsoever land, house, jewellery, cash etc the deceased has left all shall be divided into three shares. Out of the total two third shall go to her two sisters and one third shall be divided among all the bhatijas (sons of her brothers) equally. The bhatijis (daughters of her brothers) shall get nothing. The detail of Shariah division is as follows:


Daughters: Two third
Bhatijas: One Third
Bhatijis: Nothing

Total: 3

Allah knows Best!

Darul Ifta,
Darul Uloom Deoband

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