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Dividing Inheritance: Selling a House with Multiple Heirs

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Q: My father and mother owned a business and they bought a house. My father passed away the business is closed. I have four sisters and me the only son I want to sell the house. How do I go about in giving their shares? Dose my mother get half the amount then split it sharia among my sisters and I or my mother gets 1.6 of the amount? The house was on both my parents names. Now my mother is the executor. I need to no what to do.


A: She gets one eighth of the estate.

First establish who the house belongs to. If it belongs to both of them equally then she will get one eighth of the house after her half share of the house.

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

Answered by:

Mufti Zakaria Makada

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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