Inheritance Query

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We have received income of £2058.70 from a plot of land which has not yet been distributed among the heirs. When the deceased passed away, he left behind a wife, four sons and a daughter. Please can you outline how this income will be distributed.

بسم الله الرحمن الرحیم


The rental income will be distributed in the following manner:

Wife – 1/8th (12.5%) – £257.3375

Each son – 7/36th (19.4444%) – £400.3028

Daughter – 7/72th (9.7222%) – £200.1514

The amounts can be rounded off and the remaining pence distributed by mutual agreement.

Allah knows best

Yusuf Shabbir

27 Rabīʿ al-Thānī 1439 / 14 January 2018

Approved by: Mufti Shabbir Ahmed and Mufti Muhammad Tahir

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