Legal Heirs to your Property

Question: Who will inherit your estate after I die?


Assets from your estate will be inherited by primary and secondary heirs;

Primary heirs: These are the family members whose shares are exclusively set by Allah in the Holy Quran. They include:



Wife (Widow)


Daughter(s) (if there are no sons).


Secondary heirs:

Inherit a share of the estate when they are the heirs in the absence of one or more of the primary heirs. Enlisted in order of preference:


Paternal Grandson(s), Paternal Granddaughter(s)

Full brothers, full sisters

Paternal brothers & sisters, maternal brothers & sisters (half brothers; half sisters)

Paternal grandfather

Full brother’s son

Paternal brother’s son

Paternal uncle (Father’s full brother)

And many others