A person has died, leaving behind 3 daughters, 2 sons What are the inheritance shares?


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

As-salāmu ‘alaykum wa-rahmatullāhi wa-barakātuh.

According to Sharī’ah, the wealth left behind by the deceased will first be used in fulfilling the necessary funeral and burial costs, and then towards clearing all (if any) debts. Thereafter, a maximum of 1/3 of the remaining wealth will be used to fulfil any permissible waṣāyā (bequests) of the deceased. The remaining 2/3 will then be distributed as an inheritance to all those family members who are entitled to a share in the inheritance as stipulated by Sharī’ah. On the other hand, where there is no bequest made, the full amount remaining, after necessary funeral and burial costs and after clearing any debts, will be distributed as inheritance.

Thus, if there are no other inheritors, apart from those you have outlined, the inheritance of the deceased will be distributed as follows:

Relationship to DeceasedShares (out of 7)Percentage (%)
Son 12/728.57%
Son 22/728.57%
Daughter 11/714.29%
Daughter 21/714.29%
Daughter 31/714.29%

And Allah Ta’āla Knows Best.
Mufti Mubasshir Ahmed
10 Rabi’ Al-Awwal 1443 / 17th October 2021

Concurred by: Abdullah Desai | Annas Shah
Approved by: Mufti Tahir Wadee| Mufti Yusuf Ilolvi

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