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Q: How will the distribution of the estate be made in the following two situations?

1.

1-husband

3-sons

4-daughters

 

2.

1-father

3-brothers

4-sisters

Bismillaah

A:

1. The estate will be divided into 40 equal shares and distributed as follows:

Husband will receive 10 shares

Each son will receive 6 shares

Each daughter will receive 3 shares

 

2. If the deceased was not survived by any spouse, children or mother, the entire estate will go to the father. The siblings do not inherit in this case.

And Allah Ta’ala (الله تعالى) knows best.

 

Answered by:

Mufti Ebrahim Salejee (Isipingo Beach)

This answer was collected from MuftiOnline.co.za, where the questions have been answered by Mufti Zakaria Makada (Hafizahullah), who is currently a senior lecturer in the science of Hadith and Fiqh at Madrasah Ta’leemuddeen, Isipingo Beach, South Africa.

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