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Inheritance query

Fatwaa ID: 1014

Question:
Assalamualaykum wa Rahmatullahi wa Barakatuh.
Muhtaram Mufti Saheb.
A person passed away and is survived by
1 wife.
4 daughters.
1 father.
1 mother.
1 brother
1 sister.

Kindly explain how would his inheritance be distributed.
Jazakallahu khayra

Answer:
In the Name of Allaah, the Most Gracious, the Most Merciful.
As-salaamu ‘alaykum wa-rahmatullaahi wa-barakaatuh.

We have been advised that the deceased is survived by his wife, four daughters, his father, his mother, one brother and one sister. Accordingly, after funeral expenses, debts and bequests, the estate, which is inclusive of ALL of the deceased’s belongings irrespective of how insignificant such as clothing, beauty and hygiene products, etc., will be divided into 27 shares as follows:

-The wife will receive 3 shares (11.11%).
-The daughters will receive 4 shares (14.81%) each.
-The father will receive 4 shares (14.81%).
-The mother will receive 4 shares (14.81%).

The brother and sister will not receive any shares.

Note: Due to the intricacies of rounding off each beneficiary’s percentage share to the nearest decimal point, there is a remainder of 0.03%. This minute amount of the estate will be left over after distribution. This can either be given away in charity on behalf of the deceased with the consent of all the heirs or it can be given to any of the heirs with the permission of the others; otherwise it will have to be redistributed according to the above percentages as far as possible.

It should be noted that the above calculations are based on the information provided. If there are other heirs, then the above may not be applicable. If any heir had passed away in the interim, then the above may not be applicable as well.

And Allaah Ta’aala knows best.
Mufti Muajul I. Chowdhury
Darul Iftaa New York
https://askthemufti.us/

09/19/1444 AH – 04/10/2023 CE

وصل اللهم وسلم وبارك على سيدنا محمد وعلى ءاله وصحبه أجمعين

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