Estate Distribution Between Three Sons and Two Daughters

5th April 2014

السلام عليكم و رحمة الله و بركاته

 Question: My mother passed away leaving behind three sons and two daughters only. My father passed away long before my mother. Total asset she left behind was £37,500. Kindly distribute his estate according to the Islamic principles.  

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In the name of Allāh, the Most Gracious, the Most Merciful

If the total amount mentioned in your query remains after accomplishing all funeral expenses, clearing all outstanding debts and execution one-third of the deceased’s will (in the case she made one), then the above stipulated amount will be distributed according to the Islamic principles as follows;

The total estate will be divided by 8 shares from which a son will inherit double the share of a daughter.

£37,500 divided by 8 shares = £4,687.50

Inheritors Share Amount
Son 1 2 £4,687.50 x 2= £9,375
Son 2 2 £4,687.50 x 2= £9,375
Son 3 2 £4,687.50 x 2= £9,375
Daughter 1 1 £4,687.50
Daughter 2 1 £4,687.50
  Total Shares: 8 Total: £37,500


[Allãh Knows Best]



Written by (Mufti) Abdul Waheed

Answer Attested by Shaykh Mufti Saiful Islam

JKN Fatawa Department