Inheritance Distribution

Inheritance Distribution

Inheritance Question


A person has passed away and he has a wife, 1 daughter, 2 brothers and 3 sisters. How will the inheritance be distributed? He also made Waṣiyyah of 1/3rd for some madāris.

بسم الله الرحمن الرحیم


Following the deduction of one third, the inheritance will be distributed as follows:

Wife – 7/56th (1/8th – 12.5%)

Daughter – 28/56th (1/2 – 50%)

Each Full Brother – 6/56th (10.72%)

Each Full Sister – 3/56th (5.36%)

Allah knows best

Yusuf Shabbir

28 Shaʿbān 1441 / 22 April 2020

Approved by: Mufti Shabbir Ahmad and Mufti Muhammad Tahir