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Q: My grandfather married my grandmother after the death of his first two wives. He had 2 sons and 2 daughters from his first wife and no children from his second wife who died during her first delivery. My grandfather and my grandmother (third wife) also have died and they had three sons and three daughters. Now there is a property in the name of my grandmother (third wife) and we wanted to know.

1. Who all will inherit from my grandmothers property?

2. What will be the share of each inheritor?


A: If there were no other heirs at the time of the demise of your grandmother besides her 3 sons and 3 daughters then they will inherit her estate. It will be divided into 9 equal shares and distributed as follows:

Each son will receive 2 shares

Each daughter will receive 1 share

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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