Law of Inheritance for daughters

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Q. In the law of inheritance what are daughters entitled to and is this affected if they are married?

A. In the law of inheritance, a daughter’s share is not affected on account of her marriage.

The daughter’s share in inheritance falls into any of the following three categories:-

1) If there are other daughters (i.e. there is more than one daughter) and there is no son/sons then, 2/3 (two thirds) of the estate will be distributed among them.

2) If there is only one daughter, and there is no son/sons then the (one) daughter will receive 1/2 of the estate.

3) If, together with the daughter, there is a son, or there are sons, then the daughter will become Asbah with the son/sons. In this case, both the son and daughter will receive the balance of the estate in a manner that a daughter will receive half the share of a son.

And Allah knows best.

Mufti Waseem Khan

This answer was collected from, which is operated under the supervision of Mufti Waseem Khan from Darul Uloom Trinidad and Tobago.

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