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Q: My late dads estate needs to be divided Islamically. The following are the heirs:

Dadda (his father)

Mom (his wife)

7 daughters and

1 son (the children)

Please advise me how the shares must be divided Islamically.


A: The estate will be divided into 216 equal shares and distributed as follows:

The father will receive 36 shares
Wife will receive 27 shares
Son will receive 34 shares
Each daughter will receive 17 shares

NB: The above Shar’ee distribution of inheritance is based on the information provided regarding the total number of heirs of the deceased present.

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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