Inheritance Question

Q: The deceased (the mother) holds 1/8th share in a fixed property. She is survived by 4 sons and 3 daughters. How should the deceased's 1/8th share be apportioned to each of the 4 sons and 3 daughters?

A: The total value of the 1/8th share will be distributed between the 4 sons and 3 daughters. The sons will receive two shares each and the daughters will receive one share each. This is in the case where there are no other heirs of the deceased whose shares have been prescribed from the side of the Shariah.


Answered by:

Mufti Zakaria Makada

Checked & Approved:

Mufti Ebrahim Salejee (Isipingo Beach)