Distributing properties of an estate according to share of inheritance

Q: Our father passed away recently leaving behind one house, 3 plots, 2 shops and 2 flats. We, the 6 baligh heirs (one widow, one brother and 4 sisters) want to distribute the wirasat in such a way that the worth of each property will be calculated and each heir will keep the property that falls within his/her share. E.g brother has a share of 50 lakh, and sister has a share of 25 lakh. So each one will keep the shop/flat or plot that is of the same worth. Is it permissible?

A: Yes, provided all are in agreement and there is no coercion, no deception and all do it willfully.

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


Answered by:

Mufti Ebrahim Salejee (Isipingo Beach)