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Question # : 220


A man dies leaving 2 sons, 3 daughters and a wife. The wife is not the mother of the 5 children, the surviving wife had no children from the decease husband. How should the deceased estate be divided according to Islam? Jazakallahu Khaira!

Answer : 220

Published on: Apr 28, 2007

بسم الله الرحمن الرحيم

(Fatwa: 416/J)


After the due rights preceding the inheritance, the entire property of the dead person will be distributed in 8 shares; out of which the wife will get 1 share, each son will get 2 shares and each daughter will get 1 share.


1 wife:               1

2 sons:             4

3 daughters:      3

Allah knows Best!

Darul Ifta,
Darul Uloom Deoband

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