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Q: My mother has only four daughters and no son. In preparing her will, my father and the four daughters are her primary heirs. She also has two sisters and two brothers. Are they entitled to an inheritance from her? If so, what will the distribution be among all her heirs?


A: Her brothers and sisters will also inherit. The estate will be divided into 72 equal shares and distributed as follows:

Husband will receive 18 shares
Each daughter will receive 12 shares
Each brother will receive 2 shares
Each sister 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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