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Man leaves behind wife, 2 sons & 2 daughters

Published: 27/08/2011 06:09:00 PM GMT
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We are five inheritors: a wife (step mother), two sons, and two daughters. How should the estate be divided up?

Answered by

Sheikh `Abd al-Wahhâb al-Turayrî, former professor at al-Imâm University in Riyadh

The wife receives 1/8 of the total estate. The children share in 7/8 of the estate with the male children receiving twice the share of the female children.

The best way to facilitate this is to take the total value of the deceased’s estate and divide it into 48 equal shares.

His wife will receive 6 shares. (6/48=1/8)

Each son will receive 14 shares.

Each daughter will receive 7 shares.

Source: Islam Today

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