Month: July 2015
The second category of zaawil arhaam consists of ascendants who are not already zaawil furoodh or `asabaat and may only inherit if the first category does not exist. This category can be split up into the following two classes:
Class 1: Maternal grandfather
- The maternal grandfather of the mayyit’s father – Father’s Mother’s Father
- The paternal grandfather of the mayyit’s mother – Mother’s Father’s Father
- Mother’s maternal grandfather – Mother’s Mother’s Father
- Mother’s paternal grandmother – Mother’s Father’s Mother
The first category of zaawil arhaam consists of descendants who are not already zaawil furoodh or `asabaat, and can be split into the following three classes:
Class 1: Daughters’ Children
Class 2: Son’s Daughter’s Children
Class 3: Daughter’s Children’s Children
Again, the order here is very important. If a member of class 1 is present, any and all members of class 2 and class 3 are excluded. Similarly, class 2 excludes class 3.
The detailed rules for each class are presented below, followed by examples.