An Inheritance Case

The Heirs:
A man died leaving 3 sons, one daughter, a mother, a father, a wife, two brothers, one sister, and one grandfather.

The Estate:
The estate of the deceased consists of one house, and a car, and 5000 dollars.

The Heirs that inherit:
The three sons, one daughter, mother, wife and father inherit.

The Heirs that do not inherit:
The brothers and sister do not inherit because of the sons. While the grandfather does not inherit because of the father.

The father and mother both receive 1/6.
The sons and daughter take the leftover...the male twice as much as the female.

Division Chart:

24*7= 168
Father 1/6 4 28
Mother 1/6 4 28
Wife 1/8 3 21
Daughter 13
Son 26
Son 26
Son 26


The Daughter and sons take four shares from the six. Since the number of sons and daughter is does not divide equally with their share 6. We have to take one further step called Tasheeh (correction).
Here in this step we multiply the heads of the sons and daughters which is seven (remember the rule, the male gets twice as much as the female), by the the root of the case which is six; what results is the final root for the case.
Multply the seven by each of the heirs shares what results is their final shares.

What is included in the Estate:
It includes everything which is left behind by the deceased from wealth, property, rights, businesses and contracts.

Dividing the Estate:
Now that we have the shares distributed appropriately, we move to the estate.
The house cannot be cut into shares....rather an estimate is taken of how much it is worth, and the same with the car.
Then it is distributed.

How to Distribute:
Divide the total estimate of the House, car, and other monies and all belongings of the deceased, with the final number of shares. The quotient is considered as a single share. This single share is multiplied by all the heirs final shares. What results is how much they receive from the estate.

Things to Remember before Distribution:
Before we can distribute the wealth, make sure that all the debts are paid off-those owed to people and those owed to Allah. Also if the deceased bequeathed a portion of his wealth, it must be given out before the inheritance can be divided.

Deferring Divison:
If the heirs agree to the point that they want to avoid division of the inheritance until the death of the other parent, it is lawful, as long as the other heirs agree.