Inheritance

Assalamualaikum,w.w
A person passed away, leaving behind a WIFE, 1 DAUGHTER, 1 BROTHER, and 1 married SISTER.
Please can you tell me who gets shares according to shariah and how many shares each person would get.
Jazakallah

Answer:

In the name of Allah, Most Compassionate, Most Merciful.

According to the Islamic Law of Inheritance, distribution of an estate will only commence after funeral expenses, debts and if any bequests made to non-heirs, which do not exceed one-third of the estate after debts and funeral expenses have been settled. Thereafter in the situation mentioned in your question above, the estate will be dividend in to eight equal parts. The wife will inherit one part, daughter four parts, brother two parts and the sister one part of the estate.

And Allah knows best.

Sayeedur Rahman

Darul Ifta, Birmingham

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