[Q-ID0284] A wife, a son and 5 daughters: how much does each inherit from their deceased father?

QUESTION:

If a man passes away leaving only the following inheritors to his wealth:

1 wife
1 son
5 daughters

How much will each of them get from that wealth, property, and land which is left behind as the right of the inheritors?

ANSWER:

According to the scenario mentioned in the question if a man passed away leaving no other inheritors except:

1 wife
1 son
5 daughters

then the following will be their shares from that wealth which is left behind as the right of the inheritors:

The wife will receive one eight due to the presence of offspring.

1/8th wife

The son and daughters will share that which remains after the one eight of the mother in the ratio 2:1. That is the son will receive 2 shares for every one share received by a daughter. So in this scenario the remaining seven eighths will be divided so that each daughter will receive one eight whilst the son will receive two eights which is a quarter.

1/8th daughter
1/8th daughter
1/8th daughter
1/8th daughter
1/8th daughter
2/8th = 1/4th son

It is important to note in matters of inheritance that all inheritors are declared and taken into account before the apportionment of shares. Specific case scenarios should be referred in person to a qualified person of knowledge.

Allāh Knows Best.

Answered by Mawlana Ibrar Shafi

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