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Who should receive the assets left by my father in law according to Quran and Sunnah?

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As Salam-O-Alaikum My father in law died, leaving a 10 marla house , a car and defense saving/national saving certificates worth 24200000 Rs. He has only one daughter. He left behind a widow (second wife) with no children (she isn?t pregnant). His only daughter is from first wife, who (the first wife) died in my father in law’s life. He (my father in law) also had five brothers and four sisters of whome a brother and a sister died in his own life.Now remaining are four brothers and three sisters alive, one of the sisters is from step mother of my father in law (But same father). My father in law, in his life, announced (written form) his only daughter as ?NOMINEE? for certificates and house. My father in law’s parents had also died in his life. Kindly provide us a fatwa in accordance with Quran and Sunnah regarding distribution of assets which he (my father in law) left behind.Just for your kind information the deceased and we all belong and follow Hanfi School of thought. Regards.


(Fatwa: 2473/920=H/1429)

After paying due rights preceding the inheritance, if the abovementioned detail of the heirs is right, the left property and belongings of your father in law will be distributed in 80 shares and out of total 10 shares will be given to the widow, 40 to the daughter and 6 shares to each of his brothers and 3 shares to each of his real sisters. The step sister shall not get any share.

Allah (Subhana Wa Ta’ala) knows Best

Darul Ifta,
Darul Uloom Deoband

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