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Q: Kindly advise how to share the estate of a divorced lady if she is survived by 1 son, 1 daughter, a widowed mother, two brothers and a sister.


A: The estate will be divided into 18 equal shares and distributed as follows:

The mother will receive 3 shares

The son will receive 10 shares

The daughter will receive 5 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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