Q: My question is about inheritance according to Islamic Shari'a law. I have a stepmother who has no kids, I have one brother and one sister. What would be the inheritance share from a deceased man in case of two sons, one daughter and wife (our step mother) who has no kids. Our mother died long time ago.

A: If at the time of his death he was survived by 1 wife, 2 sons and 1 daughter then his estate will be divided into 40 equal shares and distributed as follows:

Wife will receive 5 shares

Each son will receive 14 shares

Daughter will receive 7 shares

And Allah Ta'ala (الله تعالى) knows best.


Answered by:

Mufti Ebrahim Salejee (Isipingo Beach)