Married daughter’s share in inheritance

Fatwa #701 Category: Inheritance Country: Zambia Date: 26th October 2021
Fatwa #701 Date: 26th October 2021
Category: Inheritance
Country: Zambia


Assalamu alaikum warahmatullahi wabarkataho

How much share will a married daughter get in Father’s property (after death) if she is the only daughter of her parents?


In the Name of Allah, the Most Gracious, the Most Merciful.
As-salāmu ‘alaykum wa-rahmatullāhi wa-barakātuh.

The laws of inheritance and succession are by divine order. We have no choice in the matter. We have to execute the laws of inheritance and succession exactly as Almighty Allah wants it to be executed.

The daughter will inherit the following shares, whether she is married or unmarried.



If two or more daughters:

Two thirds of the estate to be shared equally.

If only one daughter, and no sons:

Half of the estate.

In the presence of a son:

Son and daughter will inherit in the ratio 2:1

I.e. Daughter will inherit one share


And Allah Ta’āla Knows Best


Mufti Muhammad Patel

Checked and concurred by:

Mufti Bilal Pandor

Darul Iftaa Mahmudiyyah

Lusaka, Zambia