The World Federation One Stop Fiqh

Ruling 2766

If the deceased does not have a sister or a brother, their share of the inheritance is given to their offspring, and the share of the maternal half-brother’s child and maternal half-sister’s child is divided equally among them. As for the share of the paternal half-brother’s child and paternal half-sister’s child, or the child of the full sibling, based on the opinion held by most jurists (mashhūr), every son receives twice the share of the daughter. However, it is not farfetched (baʿīd)3 that the estate must be divided equally between them and, based on obligatory precaution, they must arrive at a settlement.

3 For practical purposes, a legal opinion that is termed ‘not farfetched’ equates to a fatwa.