Estate Distribution Between Two Wives, Six Sons and Five Daughters

17th March 2015

السلام عليكم و رحمة الله و بركاته

Question: My father died leaving behind two wives and 6 sons and 5 daughters. Kindly inform us how his estate will be distributed Islamically.

الجواب حامداً و مصلياً

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


In view of the existing members you mentioned, the estate will be distributed according to the below Islamic guidelines after fulfilling of all funeral expenses, clearing all outstanding debts and executing one-third of the deceased’s wealth (in the case he made one). Note that the wife’s share will be allocated first and the residue will be distributed between his children. View the table below


Beneficiaries Share
Wife 1 1/8th (divided between both wives equally)
Wife 2
Children 17 Shares
Son 1 2
Son 2 2
Son 3 2
Son 4 2
Son 5 2
Son 6 2
Daughter 1 1
Daughter 2 1
Daughter 3 1
Daughter 4 1
Daughter 5 1


After subtracting 1/8th of the total estate for the wives, the residue amount will be divided by 17 shares for the children; each son inheriting double the share of a daughter, so to give you each person’s Shar’ee entitlement in cash.


[Allãh Knows Best]


Written by (Mufti) Abdul Waheed

Answer Attested by Shaykh Mufti Saiful Islam

JKN Fatawa Department