Fatwa ID: 02677
Answered by: Moulana Tahsin Alam
My father died a long time ago. And my mother died recently.
She had four sons – 3 alive, (and one deceased leaving a wife, a son and a daughter, living on their own and well off)
She also had 5 daughters all alive but one has left Islam.
Can you advise in percentage how the cash should be divided up?
بِسْمِ اللهِ الرَّحْمنِ الرَّحِيْم
In the name of Allah, the Most Gracious, the Most Merciful.
The one who has left Islām in not entitled to any share in the inheritance.
Therefore the total heirs of your mother’s wealth are her three sons, four daughters, one grandson and one granddaughter.
The shares will be as follows:
- Granddaughter will receive no shares.
- Grandson will receive no shares.
- Each son will receive a portion which is double the amount given to each daughter.
The four daughters will each receive a portion which equals to half of what been given to each son.
Only Allah knows best
Written by Moulana Tahsin Alam
Checked and approved by Mufti Mohammed Tosir Miah
Darul Ifta Birmingham
Ibn ʿĀbidīn, Ḥāshiyah Ibn ʿĀbidīn (MaktabatulAzhar: 2011) volume 10 pg. 540.