The World Federation One Stop Fiqh

Ruling 2776

If the deceased has only one maternal uncle or only one maternal aunt, he or she inherits the entire estate. If he has both a maternal uncle and a maternal aunt, whether they are full – i.e. they share the same father and mother with the deceased’s mother – or they are half-maternal uncles/aunts from either the father’s or mother’s side, then it is not farfetched that the maternal uncle inherits twice the share of the maternal aunt. It is also probable that they inherit equally. Therefore, they must arrive at a settlement on the extra amount based on obligatory precaution.