Distributing the estate on a percentage basis


1. I have 3 brothers and 1 sister. Our estate was worked out on a percentage basis. The eldest brother getting the highest percentage and so on, and my sister was only given 1 percent. Is this distribution correct?

2. If not, then can mufti saheb please mention how the estate be distributed and how many shares will each heir receive. There are 4 brothers and 1 sister in total.

My father did not have any surviving parent neither a spouse.

3. Also, if the distribution that was done on percentage basis is not correct then one heir had taken the money of the other heir. So what should be done to rectify this?


1. No.

2. The estate will be divided into 9 equal shares and distributed as follows:

Each son will receive 2 shares

The daughter will receive 1 share

3. It should be redistributed. Otherwise those who have taken more than what they are entitled to they have taken pure haraam and are earning curses in their lives and homes.

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


Answered by:

Mufti Ebrahim Salejee (Isipingo Beach)