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Q: A woman has 2 brothers, 1 sister, nephews and nieces. No parents, no husband, no children. How is her estate divided?


A: Her estate will be divided into 5 equal shares and distributed as follows:

Each brother will get 2 shares

The sister will get 1 share

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


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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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