I am sunni Muslim and my father died recently, leaving behind my mother and also my step-mother. My mother (first wife) has 3 sons (including me) and one daughter. And my step mother has only one son.

My father has left 6 lakhs fixed deposits in bank and one ancestral house and a shop, which is on rent. How will be distribution as per Muslim law.

Please guide. -- Mohd Ameer, Thane

As per Muslim personal law and Islamic inheritance, First about bank fixed deposit of Rs 6 Lakhs. Your each mothers will get Rs 37,500/=

Your sister will get Rs 58,333/= and each of your brothers will get 1,16,667/= .

Same way other properties will get distribution.

But for Bank deposits you will need to obtain a succession certificate / Letter of Administration.

Ibrahim Deshmukh
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