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Q: My question is about inheritance according to Islamic Shari’a law. I have a stepmother who has no kids, I have one brother and one sister. What would be the inheritance share from a deceased man in case of two sons, one daughter and wife (our step mother) who has no kids. Our mother died long time ago.


A: If at the time of his death he was survived by 1 wife, 2 sons and 1 daughter then his estate will be divided into 40 equal shares and distributed as follows:

Wife will receive 5 shares

Each son will receive 14 shares

Daughter will receive 7 shares

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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