Shares of Zaawil Furoodh

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Here we will briefly, and without any detail, list the shares of each of the zaawil furoodh heirs. Some relatives may have multiples possibilities of shares. The reason for this is that they get partially excluded by other heirs and end up with a reduced share. If an heir has only one share listed next to him/her, this means that he/she never gets partially excluded. Rules of partial exclusion, along with the detailed inheritance of each heir, will be explained in a later post, insha’Allah.

Father: 1/6 + residue
Mother: 1/3 or 1/6
Paternal Grandfather (Father’s father, or higher): 1/6 + residue
Maternal Grandmother (Mother’s mother, or higher): 1/6
Paternal Grandmother (Father’s mother, or higher): 1/6
Husband: 1/2 or 1/4
Wife/Wives: 1/4 or 1/8
Daughter(s): One gets 1/2; two or more share 2/3
Granddaughter(s): One gets 1/2 or 1/6; two or more share 2/3 or 1/6
Haqeeqi Sister: One gets 1/2; two or more share 2/3
Allaati Sister: One gets 1/2 or 1/6; two or more share 2/3 or 1/6
Akhyaafi Siblings (both male and female): One gets 1/6; two or more share 1/3

Try to memorize each heir and their respective shares (default share, and reduced share) well, before moving on. After this post, it will be assumed that you know at least the default shares of each of the zaawil furoodh heirs.

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