An inheritance question
A meerath question: R69000, the mayyit left 5 daughters and 2 sons, and he left a wife, how should it be divided?
Bismillaahir Rahmaanir Raheem.
Alhamdulillaahi was salaatu was salaamu `alaa Rasoolillaahi wa `alaa aalihi wa sahbihi wa man waalaahu, wa ba`d:
If these are the only living inheritors, then the distribution will be as follows:
The wife will get one eighth (1/8), which is: R8625.
Allaah says in Surah An-Nisaa, Aayah 12: “And for the wives is one fourth if you leave no child. But if you leave a child, then for them is an eighth of what you leave, after any bequest you (may have) made or debt.” – [i]
The rest of the money will be divided amongst the children on a ratio of 2 to 1.
Allaah says in Surah An-Nisaa, Aayah 11: “Allaah instructs you regarding your children; the male shall get what is equal to the share of two females.” – [ii]
So each daughter will get: R6708.33
And each son will get: R13416.67
The amounts finally totals to: R69000.
And Allaah knows best.
Ubaidullah Ibn Adam Aal-Ebrahim.
Checked and Approved by:
Mufti Rashid Ahmed Moosagie.
Wednesday 6th Rabee` Al-Awwal 1435 – 8th January 2014.
[i]وَلَهُنَّ الرُّبُعُ مِمَّا تَرَكْتُمْ إِنْ لَمْ يَكُنْ لَكُمْ وَلَدٌ فَإِنْ كَانَ لَكُمْ وَلَدٌ فَلَهُنَّ الثُّمُنُ مِمَّا تَرَكْتُمْ مِنْ بَعْدِ وَصِيَّةٍ تُوصُونَ بِهَا أَوْ دَيْنٍ. – سورة النساء، آية ١٢.
[ii]يُوصِيكُمُ اللَّهُ فِي أَوْلَادِكُمْ لِلذَّكَرِ مِثْلُ حَظِّ الْأُنْثَيَيْنِ. – سورة النساء، آية ١١.