distribution of estate: Wife, Father, Mother, 1 Brother

Category: 

Inheritance

According to Madhhab: 

Hanafi

Reference: 

1441-130

Question: 

A man
passed away and he left behind the following heirs:

Wife

1 brother

Father

Mother



How will his wealth be distributed among the heirs?

Some of the relatives are saying the mother gets 1/3 whilst others are saying
1/3 after giving wife her share.


Answer: 

The wife gets 25% of the entire estate. The mother receives 1/3 after allocating the share of the surviving spouse; that means she will receive 1/3 of 75% which is 25%. The remainder of the estate (50%) goes to the father due to being a residuary. The brother is deprived due to the presence of the father. This gives us a total of 100%.

AND ALLAH TA’ALA ALONE IN HIS INFINITE KNOWLEDGE KNOWS BEST

ANSWERED BY:  Mufti Mohammed Desai 

CHECKED AND APPROVED BY: Mufti Muhammed Saeed Motara Saheb D.B

Date: 18 Safar 1441 Darul Ifta Azaadville English Date: 17 October 2019

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