§ The share of the male is double that of the female
§ A Muslim cannot bequeath more than one-third of his or her total property. However,
if a woman has no blood relations and her husband the only heir, then she can will
two-thirds of her property in his favour.
§ If all heirs claiming the property are equally near in terms of the relation to
the deceased, they all have an equal share in the property. A closer heir excludes
the more distant one.
§ A woman is entitled to inherit property as a daughter, widow, grandmother, mother,
or sons daughter.
§ A widow is entitled to one-eighth share of her husbands property when there are
children and one-fourth share when there are none. § A daughter gets half of whatever
share her brother gets. In case she has no brother, she is entitled to a share of
half the property.
§ A mother will get one-third share of her sons property when there are no children
and one-sixth when there are children.
§ The maternal grandmother will get one-sixth the share of the total property only
if there is no mother or grandfather. The paternal grandmother gets a share only
if there is no father or grandfather.