How shall we distribute the inheritance of my grandparents?
Please advise me as to the correct way of distributing inheritance of my late grandfather.
The amount to be distributed is R48, 779,712
- Wife – (deceased in 1988)
- Daughter –
- Mother, 1 sister & 4 brothers
- Wife – survived by:
1.1 sherbanu- daughter
1.2 zubeda- daughter
1.3 ebrahim – brother (deceased before ayesha)
1.4 ismail – brother (deceased before ayesha)
1.5 abdul haq – brother (deceased before ayesha)
1.6 hawaii bibi – sister
1.7 sarah – sister
1.8 khatija – sister
1.9 amina – sister
Is it possible for you to work out for us the two scenarios separately? I.e when my nana passed away. And thereafter when my nanni passed away
Mohammed Saleem Randeree
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We were advised that your grandfather was survived by his wife, mother, sister, 2 daughters and 4 brothers. Accordingly, the inheritance of your grandfather will be distributed as follows:
The deceased`s estate will be divided
Into 216 equal shares as follows:
Will receive (in R) from
total of R 48, 779, 712
|Wife||27||6, 097, 464|
|2 Daughters||144 (72 each)||16, 259, 904 each|
|Mother||36||8, 129, 952|
|1 sister||1||225, 832|
|4 brothers||8 (2 each)||451, 664 each|
Similarly, we were advised that your grandmother was survived by her 4 sisters and 2 daughters. Accordingly, the inheritance of your grandmother, Ayesha, will be distributed as follows (this is based on the assumption that she did not possess anything besides that which is inherited from her husband, your grandfather):
The deceased`s estate
will be divided as follows:
will receive (in R)
From total of R 6, 097, 464
|4 Sisters||1/3||508, 122 each|
|2 Daughters||2/3||2, 032, 488 each|
Please note: After combining both the scenarios, both the daughters, Sherbanu and Zubeda, each will inherit R 18, 292, 392 in total.
The predeceased brothers will not inherit anything.
And Allah Ta’āla Knows Best
Hanif Yusuf Patel
Student Darul Iftaa
Checked and Approved by,
Mufti Ebrahim Desai.
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Posted in Inheritance & Will on 17th Jan 2016 by Our Imam | 697 Views