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wealth distribution on death


I am a male, no children, parents deceased, wife alive, brothers and sister alive, how will my assets (movable as well as immovable) be distributed according to sharia on my death?


In the Name of Allah, the All-Beneficent, the All-Merciful.
Wa-Alaykum Assalam Wa Rahmtu-Allah,

The estate is paid to inheritance after all debt is paid.
Please see this (Inheritance of the second group being brothers and sisters): Inheritance – Detailed
The brothers will get twice as much as the sisters from the estate.
Also see this for what the wife will inherit: Inheritance of Husband & Wife
A quarter of the estate is inherited by the wife – but note this excludes any land. See ruling 2782 for details.

S.L. Al-Hakim