Inheritance Question

Inheritance Query

Question

My father’s sister passed away recently. At the time of her death neither her husband, parents or siblings were alive and she does not have any children. However, her brother’s four daughters and one son, her other brother’s one daughter, and sister’s two sons and five daughters were alive. Please advise on how the wealth of the deceased should be distributed because there is a debate within us.

بسم الله الرحمن الرحيم

Answer

The brother’s son will be entitled to 100% of the inheritance following the fulfilment of debts if applicable.

If the deceased left a will, this will be valid for up to one third of the assets.

Allah knows best

Yusuf Shabbir

27 Jumādā al-Thāniyah 1437 / 5 April 2016

Approved by: Mufti Shabbir Ahmad Sahib

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