Distribution Of Cash In Inheritance


My dad passed away last year. The heirs to the estate are myself, my mum and my 2 sisters. My dad use to keep a portion of his cash salary with his employer and take it as a lump sum at the end of the year to travel with my mum. A portion of this lump sum wasn’t taken by him when he passed away. How is this cash now distributed amongst the heirs? 


The amount kept with the employer as a travel saving will now form part of the deceased estate. The sum will be distributed amongst the heirs as follows; the wife will inherit 12.5%; the son will inherit 43.75% and the daughters will inherit 21.875% each. This will give us a total of 100%. 

N.B. The distribution of assets or cash amongst the heirs takes place after settling burial expenses, paying off any outstanding debts if any, fulfilling the Marhoom’s bequests (if applicable), with the proviso that the bequest does not exceed one third of the nett estate value, after paying burial expenses and settling debts.     

Checked and Approved By:

Mufti Muhammed Saeed Motara Saheb D.B.