Woman Passes Away leaving Behind Husband, Mother and Children

15th March 2018

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Question: My khala passed away over a month ago and I wanted to know how her property will be distributed as she left behind: Mother, Husband, 3 daughters, 1 brother & 1 sister.

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In reference to your query, the property or its value will be distributed according to the below guidelines after discharging all funeral expenses, clearing all outstanding debts and executing one-third of the deceased’s wealth (only if she made one that is).

The total asset will be divided 39 parts from which

Husband: (1/4th) receives 9 shares

Mother: (1/6th) receives 6 shares

3 daughters: (2/3rd) receive 24 shares. (See table below)

Brothers and sisters will be deprived of their share of inheritance.  


Beneficiary Islamic Share Total Share from 39 parts
Husband 1/4th 9
Mother 1/6th 6
Daughter 1 2/3rd 8
Daughter 2 8
Daughter 3 8
  Total 39

[Allãh Knows Best]

Written by (Mufti) Abdul Waheed

Answer Attested by Shaykh Mufti Saiful Islam

JKN Fatawa Department