Share of second wife in inheritance

Answered according to Hanafi Fiqh by

Q: I am in my 2nd marriage, i.e I have 2 wives currently. I have an Islamic will, so if I die tomorrow, what happens to my estate?


A: It will go to your heirs. If you are referring to having two wives presently then both the wives will share equally. If you have children then both the wives will share one-eighth of your entire estate.

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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