How is the property of a deceased person who left a wife but no children distributed?

  • He has 2 brothers, 1 older (no children and a widow) who died 10 years ago and another younger brother (who has 2 sons and a daughter and a widow) who died 3 month before that.

  • He has 2 sisters, who both already died (both sisters have several sons and daughters).

  • Some of his cousins are alive and have several sons and daughters.

  • His parents are already dead.

  • His younger brother has 2 sons and a daughter, who are apparently legal heirs.

Please guide me according to Qur'an and sunnah, in this case who will have a share in the property. Property is in the form of agricultural land.

  • Am I correct to assume that the deceased person plus all of the people you have mention are Muslim and are of one religion?
    – مجاهد
    May 14, 2014 at 17:03
  • Yes all are muslim (sunni) May 14, 2014 at 17:33

1 Answer 1


This website or this can help you.

According to both sites I mentioned, after the share of wife, ALLremaining assets will go to the two nephews (none will go to nieces):

Relative        Share Fraction    Share Percentage
--------        --------------    ----------------
Wife            1/4               25%
FullNephew 1    3/8               37.5%
FullNephew 2    3/8               37.5%

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