Husband’s property distribution to wife and his mother

Answered according to Hanafi Fiqh by Darulifta-Deoband.com
According to Shariah, what percentage of a person’s property divided between his wife and his mother. He has no child when he died. He left behind him wife, two young brother, one elder sister and mother.

بسم الله الرحمن الرحيم

(Fatwa: 1529/1322/L=01/1440)


In the question mentioned above the property of deceased person shall be divided into 60 shares and distributed among his heirs. Out of the total, 15 shares shall go to his wife, 10 shares to his mother and 14-14 shares to each brother while each sister shall get 7 shares. The detail of Shariah division is as follows:


Wife:                1 x 15 = 15

Mother:             1 x 10 = 10

Brothers:          2 x 14 = 28

Sister:               1 x 07 = 07


Total                   60        shares


The answer is correct provided the grandfather of the deceased person had died before him.

Allah knows Best!

Darul Ifta,
Darul Uloom Deoband

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