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.
Mufti Ebrahim Salejee (Isipingo Beach)