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Question # : 16803


Assalomo Alaikum, My Grandfather died about 60 years ago. My Grandmother died about 4 years ago. Kindly inform me how the property should be distributed amongst the following. 1 Step Daughter of my Grandmother (Daughter from my Grandfathers first marraige. She was married before my grandfather died. An old letter written by my Grandfather says that he has already given the share of this daughter. Will she inherit from the property or not? Following childeren from my grandfathers marraige to my grandmother. 1 - Son 3 - Daughters (2 Daughters died during the lifetime of my Grandmother) Jazakallah!

Answer : 16803

Published on: Dec 23, 2009

بسم الله الرحمن الرحيم

(Fatwa: 1675/1675/M=1430)


The step daughter of grandmother will get share from the property of your grandfather, not from your grandmother's. If grandfather gave her some property in his lifetime, it will be termed as gift and it will not terminate her inheritance right. In the case mentioned above, all his property, after paying all due rights preceding inheritance, shall be divided in 96 shares, from which the son will get 50 shares and the real daughter of grandmother with get 25 shares, while step daughter will receive 21 shares. Those daughters who passed away in the life of grandfather and grandmother shall be deprived.


Son:                  50 shares

Daughter:          25 shares

Step daughter:   21 shares

Allah knows Best!

Darul Ifta,
Darul Uloom Deoband

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