Distribution of inheritance if a woman passed away without any Muslim heirs besides her husband

Q: Please could you state the Islamic shares on the following scenario:

A Muslim female passed away. She was a revert Muslim and left behind
A Muslim husband
Her late brothers daughter who is a Christian
Her late brothers son who has children and all are Christians.

She does not have any children. Kindly state the Islamic shares of inheritance in this case.

A: If the deceased did not leave any other shar`ee heir besides the husband then the remainder after the husband's share will also be given to the husband. (Radd-ul-Muhtaar, vol. 10, p. 540)

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


Answered by:

Mufti Ebrahim Salejee (Isipingo Beach)