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Inheritance query: daughters and grandchildren

Fatwaa ID: 379

Question:
السلام علیکم و رحمة الله وبركاته
Muftisaheb I just wanted to find out regarding inheritance.
A women has no brothers no sons. 5 daughters, 4 Grandsons, 8 granddaughters. How will her estate be divided

Clarification: The women’s husband passed away. She has no brothers and no sons.
Eldest daughter has 1 son n 1 daughter
2nd daughter has 1 son 1 daughter
3rd daughter has 1 son 1 daughter
4th daughter has 3 daughters
5th daughter has 1 son 2 daughters

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 five daughters and their children. 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 5 shares. Each daughter will receive 1 share, i.e., 20% of the estate. The grandchildren will not receive anything from their maternal grandmother’s estate.

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.

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

06/20/1444 AH – 01/13/2023 CE | AML3-3145

وصل اللهم وسلم وبارك على سيدنا محمد وعلى ءاله وصحبه أجمعين

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