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Q: My mother died 3 years ago. She had some property in her name. We recently sold it. Now I needed to know, how we divide the money according to Islamic rules. We are 4 people left 2 daughters (my sisters) 1 son (me) Husband (my father).


A: The estate will be divided into 16 equal shares and distributed as follows:

Husband will receive 4 shares

Son will receive 6 shares

Each daughter will receive 3 shares

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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