What do the scholars of the Dīn and muftīs of the Sacred Law state regarding the following issue: What is the share of a widow from her husband’s inheritance after his death? The deceased did not have a child.
Questioner: Brother from UK
بسم اللہ الرحمن الرحیم
الجواب بعون الملک الوھاب اللھم ھدایۃ الحق والصواب
If the issue, as explained by the questioner, were true and assuming that the deceased only had the above-mentioned inheritors, the wife will receive ¼th share from the husband’s wealth after the deduction of the Janazah, the Kaffan, Debts (if he had any unpaid debts) and the Will (if he had one and it had been fulfilled from one-third of the money or property he left behind).
As Allah Almighty has stated in the Holy Qur’an:
وَلَہُنَّ الرُّبُعُ مِمَّا تَرَکْتُمْ اِنۡ لَّمْ یَکُنۡ لَّکُمْ وَلَدٌ
And to the women is a fourth of what you leave behind if you do not have any child.
[Al-Nisa 4, Verse 12]
واللہ تعالی اعلم ورسولہ اعلم صلی اللہ علیہ وآلہ وسلم
کتبہ ابو الحسن محمد قاسم ضیاء قادری
Answered by Mufti Qasim Zia al-Qadri
Translated by Musjidul Haq Research Department ( www.musjidulhaq.com )
Read the original Urdu answer here: [Q-ID0765] What is the share of a widow from her husband’s inheritance after his death?