Wednesday, April 17, 2024
No menu items!

Inheritance query

Fatwaa ID: 1053

Assalamualaykum my father is survived by my mom, kids( 5 daughters and one son) and 4 sisters and a brother .
My mom also agreed upon what we decided for our inheritance.
Jazakallah khair.

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, one son, one brother and four 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 8 shares as follows:

-The wife will receive 1 share (12.5%).
-The son will receive 2 shares (25%).
-The daughters will receive 1 share (12.5%) each.

The brother and sisters will not receive any shares.

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

09/28/1444 AH – 04/19/2023 CE | AML1-7563

وصل اللهم وسلم وبارك على سيدنا محمد وعلى ءاله وصحبه أجمعين


Darul Iftaa New York answers questions on issues pertaining to Shari’ah. These questions and answers are placed for public view on for educational purposes. The rulings given here are based on the questions posed and should be read in conjunction with the questions. Many answers are unique to a particular scenario and cannot be taken as a basis to establish a ruling in another situation. 

Darul Iftaa New York bears no responsibility with regard to its answers being used out of their intended contexts, nor with regard to any loss or damage that may be caused by acting on its answers or not doing so.

References and links to other websites should not be taken as an endorsement of all contents of those websites. 

Answers may not be used as evidence in any court of law without prior written consent of Darul Iftaa New York.