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Q: I want to know the ratio of legal heirs of the deceased. The heirs are mentioned below:

widow – 1

daughter – 4

brother – 1

sister – 1

nephews (brother’s sons) – 3


A: The estate will be divided into 72 equal shares and distributed as follows:

Wife will receive 9 shares

Each daughter will receive 12 shares

Brother will receive 10 shares

Sister will receive 5 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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