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38. Inheritance (Irth)

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  • Ruling 2745

    There are three groups of people who inherit from a deceased person on the basis of kinship. The first group consists of the deceased’s father, mother, and offspring, and in the absence of offspring, the grandchildren, however many …

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  • Ruling 2746

    If there are no paternal uncles, paternal aunts, maternal uncles, or maternal aunts, nor any of their offspring or grandchildren, then the deceased is inherited by the paternal uncles and paternal aunts and maternal uncles and maternal aunts …

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  • Ruling 2747

    A husband and wife inherit from one another as per the details that will be mentioned later.

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  • Ruling 2748

    If there is only one heir of the deceased from the first group – for example, his father or mother, or one son or one daughter – then that person inherits the entire estate of the deceased. And …

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  • Ruling 2749

    If the only heirs of the deceased are his father and his mother, the estate is divided into three parts: two parts are inherited by his father and one part by his mother. However, if the deceased has …

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  • Ruling 2750

    If the only heirs of the deceased are his father, mother, and one daughter, in the event that the deceased does not have a brother or sister who fulfils the conditions mentioned in the previous ruling, the estate …

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  • Ruling 2751

    If the only heirs of the deceased are his father, mother, and one son, the estate is divided into six parts: his father and mother inherit one part each and his son inherits four parts. If the deceased …

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  • Ruling 2752

    If the only heirs of the deceased are his father or his mother and one or a number of sons, the estate is divided into six parts: one part is inherited by his father or mother and five …

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  • Ruling 2753

    If the only heirs of the deceased are his father or his mother and a number of his sons and daughters, the estate is divided into six parts: one part is inherited by his father or mother and …

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  • Ruling 2754

    If the only heirs of the deceased are his father or his mother and one daughter, his estate is divided into four parts: one part is inherited by his father or mother and the rest is inherited by …

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