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Third Category of Zaawil Arhaam

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The third category of zaawil arhaam consists of nieces as well as nephews who are not already `asabaat and may only inherit if the first two categories do not exist.  This category can be split up into the following two classes:

Class 1:

  1. Haqeeqi sister’s son
  2. Haqeeqi sister’s daughter
  3. Allaati sister’s son
  4. Allaati sister’s daughter
  5. Akhyaafi sister’s son
  6. Akhyaafi sister’s daughter
  7. Haqeeqi brother’s daughter
  8. Allaati brother’s daughter
  9. Akhyaafi brother’s son
  10. Akhyaafi brother’s daughter

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Second Category of Zaawil Arhaam

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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

Class 2:

  1. The maternal grandfather of the mayyit’s father – Father’s Mother’s Father
  2. The paternal grandfather of the mayyit’s mother – Mother’s Father’s Father
  3. Mother’s maternal grandfather – Mother’s Mother’s Father
  4. Mother’s paternal grandmother – Mother’s Father’s Mother

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