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Q: I want to know the ratio of distribution of shares to the heirs of the deceased. The details of heirs are as follows:




A: If the deceased left behind just one wife and four daughters and no other heirs such as brothers, sisters etc. then the estate will be divided into 32 equal shares and distributed as follows:

Wife will receive 4 shares

Each daughter will receive 7 shares

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


Answered by:

Mufti Ebrahim Salejee (Isipingo Beach)

This answer was collected from, 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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