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Inheriting with Siblings: Navigating Estate Division

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Q: At the moment I am married and both my parents are alive. I have 4 sisters. How will the estate be divided?


A: If at the time of your death, these are the surviving heirs, then your estate will be divided into 12 equal shares and distributed as follows:

Father will receive 7 shares

Mother will receive 2 shares

Wife will receive 3 shares

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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