Q: I have a question pertaining to inheritance. My father has no sons, no living parents, a living wife and living three daughters. What is the distribution? In addition, does my father’s one living brother or 6 living sisters inherit as well?
A: If your father’s surviving heirs are his wife, 3 daughters, 1 brother and 6 sisters then his estate will be divided into 576 equal shares and distributed as follows:
Wife will receive 72 shares
Each daughter will receive 128 shares
Brother will receive 30 shares
Each sister will receive 15 shares
And Allah Ta’ala (الله تعالى) knows best.
Mufti Ebrahim Salejee (Isipingo Beach)