Share calculation

The Islamic inheritance system is mathematically correct and can be calculated with 100% accuracy provided that all the heirs of the deceased are known. The calculation done here may be verified with any other authority.

Awqaf SA uses the Wirasat software to do the calculation and does not accept any responsibility for any inaccuracies. The solution given is an indication only and should be professionally verified.  To view examples of calculations, Click here

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SHARE CALCULATION ACCORDING TO ISLAMIC INHERITANCE LAWS
AWQAF SA uses the WIRASAT software to calculate inheritance shares
IS DECEASED A MALE? IF YES COMPLETE SCHEDULE 1
IS DECEASED A FEMALE? COMPLETE SCHEDULE 2
VALUE OF GROSS ESTATE: R
FUNERAL EXPENSES: R
DEBTS R
LEGACIES/WASIYYAH R
NET ESTATE (before taxes and estate duty) R
 
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For example: daughters … 3; father…1; etc

SCHEDULE 1: DECEASED MALE SCHEDULE 2: DECEASED FEMALE
NAME:……………………………………… NAME:………………………………………
Number Number
Wives Husband
Sons Sons
Daughters Daughters
Grandsons Grandsons
Granddaughters Granddaughters
Great Grandsons Great Grandsons
Great Granddaughters Great Granddaughters
Father Father
Grandfather Grandfather
Great Grandfather Great Grandfather
Mother Mother
Mothers mother Mothers mother
Grandmothers mother Grandmothers mother
Fathers mother Fathers mother
Grandfathers mother Grandfathers mother
Fathers grandmother Fathers grandmother
Brothers (full) Brothers (full)
Sisters (full) Sisters (full)
Consanguine brothers Consanguine brothers
Consanguine sisters Consanguine sisters
Uterine brothers Uterine brothers
Uterine sisters Uterine sisters

Calculation Examples

Examples for Islamic Inheritance

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Example 1:

ABDULLAH dies leaving heirs as:

(i) Wife-1, (ii) Full Sister –2, (iii) Uterine Sister-1

How will his property will be distributed among his heirs as per Quranic and Muslim Laws?

Solution of the above problem on inheritance

Here is the complete result obtained from the wirasat software. The complete results are in three steps and must be seen in totality.

STEP – 1 (INPUTS & INDIVIDUAL REPORTS):

DISTRIBUTION OF PROPERTY LEFT BY DECEASED ABDULLAH

INPUTS:

Gross Estate = 18600

Funeral exp. = 1000

Debts = 5000

Will(s)/Wasiyyah/Legacies = 2600

Net Estate = 10000

 

SHARE CLAIMANTS:

Wife = 1

Sisters (Full) = 2

Uterine Sisters = 1

DISTRIBUTION FOLLOWS LIKE THIS:

 

(3). UTERINE SISTER’S SHARE

In the case under examination, the deceased has NOT left a son, daughter, son’s son, son’s daughter, son’s son’s son, son’s son’s daughter, Father, Father’s Father, Father’s Father’s Father, Uterine Brother(s).

In the absence of ALL of the above, the Uterine Sister will succeed as a SHARER.

Under the above situation, since number of Uterine Sisters is only ONE, her share in the net estate wealth will be one sixth (1/6) i.e. 1667  (1/6)

(2). FULL SISTER’S SHARE

In the case under examination, the deceased has left NO Son, Son’ son, Son’s Son’s Son, Father, Grand Father or Great Grand Father, Daughters, descending Daughters and FULL Brother(s).

In the absence of ALL of above, the FULL Sister will succeed as a SHARER.

If the number of Full Sisters is one she will get one half (1/2) and if more than one then two third (2/3) in the net estate wealth as a SHARER.

Since the number of Full Sisters is 2. So each sister will get:3333

(1). WIFE’S SHARE

In the case under examination, since the deceased has no descendants, the share of the wife in the net estate wealth will be one fourth (1/4) i.e.2500

SUMMARIZED SHARES:

Wives = 1 (2500)- Sharer(1/4)

Sisters (Full) = 2 (6667)- Sharer(2/3)

Uterine Sisters = 1 (1667)- Sharer(1/6)

NOTE:- ONLY ENTITLED RESIDUARIES WILL SHARE THE RESIDUE IF ANY.

 

TOTAL SHARED = 10833

RESIDUE = -833

APPLY AUL DOCTRINE

STEP – 2 (RESIDUARIES):

Either no residuary found in the set conditions or residue is zero. In the absence of any residuary, the residue (if any) shall be distributed proportionately among sharers excepting the wife and husband, using radd doctrine. If only wife or husband is sharer then the residue (if any) will go to distant kindred (zawil-arham).

STEP – 3 (AUL/ RADD):

The numbers shown within first brackets are the number of such Quranic Heirs left ALIVE by the deceased ABDULLAH. The distribution of Gross Estate left by the deceased AMONG Quranic heirs only are shown below, because there is no Residuary ALIVE, the method of ‘Aul’ doctrine has been applied. The value inside the second bracket indicates the share before applying ‘Aul’ doctrine, while value within the third brackets indicates per unit share after applying ‘Aul’. The distribution of Gross Estate left by the deceased AMONG Quranic heirs will be as under:

Net Estate Wealth = 10000

QURANIC SHARERS:

WIFE (1) = 2308 (2500) (3/13)

SISTER (2) = 6154 (6667) (8/13)

Uterine SISTER (1) = 1538 (1667) (2/13)

TOTAL Q-Shares = 10000 (10833)

RESIDUE (Balance) = 0  (-833)

 

WIRASAT SERIES QUESTION-3:

 

Example 3

Lady FATIMAH dies leaving heirs as:

(i)             Husband -1,

(ii)           (ii) Mother –1

How will her property will be distributed among her heirs as per Quranic and Muslim Laws?

 

ANSWER:             HUSBAND (1) = (1/2), MOTHER (1) = (1/2)

 

Solution of the above problem on inheritance

 

Here is the complete result obtained from the wirasat software. The complete results are in three steps and must be seen in totality.

 

STEP – 1 (INPUTS & INDIVIDUAL REPORTS):

 

DISTRIBUTION OF PROPERTY LEFT BY DECEASED FATIMAH

INPUTS:

Gross Estate = 18600

Funeral exp. = 1000

Debts = 5000

Will(s) = 2600

Net Estate = 10000

SHARE CLAIMANTS:

Husband = 1

Mother = 1

 

DISTRIBUTION FOLLOWS LIKE THIS:

 

(2). MOTHER’S SHARE

In the case under examination, the deceased has not left any descendant and the number of brothers and sisters alive is either one or non (zero). However, the deceased’s husband (or wife as the case may be) is alive but father is NOT alive.

Under the above situation, the share of deceased’s mother in the net estate wealth will be one third (1/3) i.e.3333  (1/3)

(1). HUSBAND’S SHARE

In the case under examination, since the deceased has no descendants, so the share of husband in the net estate wealth will be one half (1/2)

i.e.5000  (1/2)

SUMMARIZED SHARES:

Husband = 1 (5000)- Sharer(1/2)

Mother = 1 (3333)- Sharer(1/3)

NOTE:- ONLY ENTITLED RESIDUARIES WILL SHARE THE RESIDUE IF ANY.

TOTAL SHARED = 8333

RESIDUE = 1667

APPLY RADD DOCTRINE

STEP – 2 (RESIDUARIES):

Either no residuary found in the set conditions or residue is zero. In absence of any residuary, the residue (if any) shall be distributed proportionately among sharers excepting wife and husband, using radd doctrine. If only wife or husband is sharer then the residue (if any) will go to distant kindred (zawil-arham).

STEP – 3 (AUL/ RADD):

The numbers shown within first brackets are the number of such Quranic Heirs left ALIVE by the deceased  FATIMAH. The distribution of Gross Estate left by the deceased AMONG Quranic heirs only is shown below, because there is no Residuary ALIVE, the method of ‘Radd’ doctrine has been applied. The value inside the second bracket indicates the share before applying ‘Radd’ doctrine, while value within the third brackets indicates per unit share after applying ‘Radd’. The distribution of Gross Estate left by the deceased AMONG Quranic heirs will be as under:

Net Estate Wealth = 10000

QURANIC SHARERS:

HUSBAND (1) = 5000 (5000) (1/2)

MOTHER (1) = 5000 (3333) (1/2)

 

TOTAL Q-Shares = 10000 (8333)

RESIDUE (Balance) = 0  (1667)