Fatwaa ID: 1206
Someone asked :
Assalamualaykum wrwb, hope all is well inshaAllah… recently my mom has passed away..and i had a question regarding inheritance on whether my maternal grandmother is mahjoob or not. My father is alive and we are 4 siblings however, my paternal grandmother isn’t alive.
^ 2 sons and 2 daughters
In the Name of Allaah, the Most Gracious, the Most Merciful.
As-salaamu ‘alaykum wa-rahmatullaahi wa-barakaatuh.
May Allaah Ta’aala shower upon your mother with his infinite mercy and grace and elevate her status in Jannah. May He grant you and the family sabr jameel.
We have been advised that the deceased is survived by her husband, her mother, two sons and two daughters. 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 72 shares as follows:
-The husband will receive 17 shares (25%).
-The sons will receive 14 shares (19.44%) each.
-The daughters will receive 7 shares (9.72%) each.
-The mother will receive 12 shares (16.67%).
Note: Due to the intricacies of rounding off each beneficiary’s percentage share to the nearest decimal point, there is a remainder of 0.01%. 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
11/04/1444 AH – 05/24/2023 CE | AML1-7813
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