Fatwa: # 30838
Category: Inheritance (Irth)
Country: South Africa
Date: 13th October 2014

Title

What are the shares of three sisters and a nephew?

Question

A woman leaves behind 3 sisters and the son of her deceased brother (nephew)

how will her estate be distributed ?

 

Answer

In the Name of Allah, the Most Gracious, the Most Merciful.

As-salāmu alaykum wa-rahmatullāhi wa-barakātuh.

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According to the Shariah Laws of Inheritance and Succession, the estate of the deceased will be distributed after burial expenses, paying of debts (if any), and fulfilling bequests (if any) from the remaining one-third after burial expenses and paying of debts.

In the inquired situation, we are advised the deceased was survived by three sisters and a nephew (brother’s son).

Accordingly, the estate will be divided into 9 equal shares as follows:

Heir

Shares

Percentage

Sister 1

2

22.2%

Sister 2

2

22.2%

Sister 3

2

22.2%

Nephew

3

33.3%

 

N.B. If the deceased was survived by a mother, father, husband, or any other heir, the above ruling will not apply.

And Allah Ta’āla Knows Best

AbdulMannan Nizami

Student Darul Iftaa
Chicago, IL, USA

Checked and Approved by,
Mufti Ebrahim Desai.

www.daruliftaa.net

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