Distributing the estate in a different currency

Q: Please tell me how will the inheritance of a rental income from Mauritian rupees be paid to the inheritors:

1. Should it be given in Mauritian rupees currency before it is changed into rands? Or can it be distributed in rands after the exchange is made?

2. What is the division of inheritance for a wife, three sons and a daughter of marhoom be?

3. How will R5000 be divided to the above heirs?


1. Both are permissible.

2. If there are no other heirs, the estate will be divided into 8 equal share and divided as follows:
The wife will receive 1 share
Each son will receive 2 shares
The daughter will receive 1 share

3. From the R5000, the wife will receive one share (i.e. R625).
Each son will receive two shares (i.e. R1250).
The daughter will receive one share (i.e. R625).

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


Answered by:

Mufti Zakaria Makada

Checked & Approved:

Mufti Ebrahim Salejee (Isipingo Beach)