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sihab patel   26 November 2021

sunni muslim property husbund dies

If a Muslim husband dies, then according to Sunni Muslim rule, Who gets how many shares?
1- There are no children(childless).
2- There is a one wife.
3- There are no parents.
4- One true brother and tow true sisters.

 4 Replies

Shashi Dhara   26 November 2021

Wife gets full share ,contact advocate to clarify it.

Kevin Moses Paul   26 November 2021

As per your concern let me me inform you that as per the Sunni law classifies the heirs of the inheritance into three groups:

⚫Quota Heirs beneficiaries – They take an assigned share of the state and most first in line. Includes daughters, parents, grandparents, spouses, brothers, and sisters, etc.

⚫Residuaries – Inherit property after the shares have been distributed in Quota-heirs.
They include both male and female members of the family which may be in the second line of the bloodline.

⚫When a person has no direct relatives the property goes to the state.

Since, they're no parents & children the property will be distributed among wife, brothers and sisters of the deceased and everyone will get equal share.

Moreover, the law also fixes shares for the portion of the estate that the heir is entitled to:-
(I) The wife is entitled to one-fourth of the share if the couple has no lineal descendent, and one-eighth if they do.

(II) Husband takes half the share when there exists no lineal descendent and one-fourth if they do.

Hope It Clarifies!

Kevin M. Paul

P. Venu (Advocate)     26 November 2021

Why 'IF'? Is the query purely hypothetical?

sasankajyoti sharma   26 November 2021

Here in this case, the wife will get the full-share.

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