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Distribution of asset of deceased

A man has died leaving wife, one son and four daughters. Son and four daughters are married and have their children. What would be share of assets of the deceased father?

بسم الله الرحمن الرحيم

(Fatwa: 490/457/M=5/1441)

If none among the parents, grandfather, grandmother, and Nani of the deceased person is alive only the said heirs are alive then in such a case all the property of the deceased person shall be divided into 48 shares after paying due rights preceding inheritance. Out of total eight share i.e. 6 shares shall go to the wife while the son shall get 14 shares and each daughter shall get 7-7 shares. If the parents etc. of the deceased person or anyone among them is alive then ask the question again. The detail of Shariah division is as follows:


Wife:               1×06=06

Son:                1×14=14

Daughters:       4×07=28

Total:                                     48

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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