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95520: He died and left behind a wife, a full sister and half-brothers and –sisters through his father


A man died and left behind a wife with no children, a full sister and four half-siblings through his father, three males and one female, and his parents are deceased. How should the inheritance be divided among them?.

Published Date: 2007-02-07
Praise be to Allaah.

If the heirs of the deceased are as mentioned in the question, the estate is to be divided as follows: 

The wife gets one-quarter, because Allaah says (interpretation of the meaning): 

“In that which you leave, their (your wives) share is a fourth if you leave no child”

[al-Nisa’ 4:12] 

The full sister gets half, because Allaah says (interpretation of the meaning): 

“If it is a man that dies leaving a sister, but no child, she shall have half the inheritance”

[al-Nisa’ 4:176] 

The rest, which is one-quarter, goes to the half-siblings through the father, males and females, to be shared among them with each male getting twice the share of a female, because Allaah says (interpretation of the meaning): 

“if there are brothers and sisters, the male will have twice the share of the female”

[al-Nisa’ 4:176] 

And Allaah knows best.

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