Fatawa Answer

Question: Wealth distribution after Father passed away

ID: 1790

Name: Dealings and Transactions



My father passed away and he had some savings and I would like to know how we divide that money accordingly to Islam.

Father married only once and my mother is Alive(alhumdulilah) and have 4 kids( 2 daughters and 2 sons).
My father left us some money and now we want to split amoung ourselfs.

Please help me is the best way of shariah.

Jazakallah khair. 


بسم اللہ الرحمٰن الرحیم

الجواب وباللہ التوفیق

Based on your statement, the ruling will be as follows:

Out of the total value of estate of your deceased father, the rights prior to distribution of inheritance to heirs include:

  1. Funeral expenses of the deceased.
  2. Loans on the deceased.
  3. The Will or bequest made by the deceased during his lifetime. It is important to note that the amount of Will shall not exceed one-third (1/3rd) of the total property value).

Above expenses must be paid, out of the deceased total property before heirs can get their respective shares. 

After that, the remaining amount will be divided into forty-eight (48) parts.

  1. Six (6) parts will go to his widow (your mother).
  2. Fourteen (14) parts to each son of the deceased father.
  3. Seven (7) parts to each daughter. 

فقط واللہ اعلم بالصواب


Answered On: Wednesday, Oct 11, 2023 | N/A

Answered By: Mufti Mohammed Ataur Rahman Sajid

Checked By: Mufti Mohammed Navalur Rahman