I would like to ask that how much should be the share of sons, daughters and married daughters out of a persons assets. What are the proper apportionment methods according to Islam.
According to the shares of relatives allotted by the Qur’an, the share of one’s children is to be apportioned in such a way that each son gets double the share of each daughter. Thus, for instance, if there are two sons and three daughters, each son will get two-seventh and each daughter will get one-seventh of the inheritance. The share of children remains the same irrespective of their marital status.
Furthermore, it may also be noted that before apportioning the shares of the children, one-sixth of the total wealth left behind by the deceased will be for the father and one-sixth for his mother (if they are living); one-eighth of the deceased’s wealth will go to his wife (if she is living) and the remaining balance will be for distribution among the children, according to the given principle.
I hope this helps.
April 15, 2005