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Inheritance Case Scenario

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Answered by: Maulana Mohammed Haroon Hussain


If a woman passes away leaving behind only a mother, 2 sisters, 1 brother and nieces and nephews, who inherits?

In the name of Allah, the Most Gracious, the Most Merciful


In the above case, the estate will be split into 24 equal parts. The table below shows how much each person will get from this total of 24.

Mother Brother Sister 1 Sister 2 Nieces/Nephews

The nephews and nieces will not inherit due to the presence of the brother and sisters of the deceased.[1]

The above calculation is for the case provided only. It is assumed that there is neither a husband of the deceased nor any children still alive. If the husband is alive or there are children, then the calculation will need to be done again, so please contact us again in that event.

Only Allah knows best

Written by Maulana Mohammed Haroon Hussain

Checked and approved by Mufti Mohammed Tosir Miah

Darul Ifta Birmingham 

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