My father expired last year in May. Now his property is to be distributed. What should be the share percentage for each recipient? My mother, his only wife, is alive. I have five elder brothers all married with children. I, his only daughter, am also married and have a son.
Sheikh `Abd al-Wahhâb al-Turayrî, former professor at al-Imâm University in Riyadh
Your father died leaving behind a wife, five sons, and a daughter. The division of the estate will be as follows:
The wife will receive 1/8 of the total estate. The children will share in 7/8 of the estate with each male child receiving twice the share of the female child.
The best way to facilitate this is to take the total value of the deceased’s estate and divide it into 88 equal shares.
The estate will be divided into 88 shares.
The wife is entitled to 1/8 of the estate, so she receives 11 shares.
Each of the five sons will receive 14 shares.
The daughter will receive 7 shares.
Expressed as percentages this means:
The mother receives 12.5% of the total estate.
Each son receives roughly 15.9%. (or 15 10/11 %)
The daughter receives roughly 7.95% (or 7 and 84/88 %).
Source: Islam Today
-- Al Arabiya Digital