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Q: My sister’s husband passed away. He had a house on mortgage which she sold and received some money after paying off the loan. He has one other property. Please advise how this share is done as he left behind his parents, a son and a wife. 


A: If he has left behind his parents, one wife and just one son, then his estate will be divided into 24 equal shares and distributed as follows:

Father will receive 4 shares

Mother will receive 4 shares

Wife will receive 3 shares

Son will receive 13 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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