A Sunni Muslim dies leaving behind his Father, Mother and Wife. Distribute the estate.
the legal heirs are divided into three categories: 1) Sharers 2) Residuaries and 3) Distant Kindred.
Father : In the absence of child or son’s child, he becomes a residuary.
Mother : In the presence of father and husband or wife, 1/3rd after deducting husband’s or wife’s share.
Wife : In the absence of child or son’s child,
her share is 1/4
After deducting 1/4 of the wife’s share the remaining is 3/4. So the mother gets 1/3 X 3/4 = 1/4 share.
So, the father gets the remaining after the wife and mother get their share of 1/4 each.
So, wife gets 1/4
Mother gets 1/4 (1/3 of 3/4)
Father gets 1/2 (as residuary)
1/4 (wife) + 1/4 (mother) + 1/2 (father) = 1