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Ahmed’s Estate: Who Inherits What?

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Q: Ahmed had a property in the uk worth £400,000 pound it was on his name and his wife, they owned it half half. And ahmed had 1 acre of land in pakistan worth £100,000. And in his bank in Pakistan he’s got in pounds roughly £190,000. Currently his wife is alive. He has 2 sons one daughter. He has 3 brothers. Everybody else like his mother his father are passed away. Please tell me how much goes to each person after his death?


A: We assume that 490 000 is the total assets’ worth and it will be divided into 40 equal shares and distributed as follows:

Wife will receive 5 shares

Each son will receive 14 shares

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 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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