Inheritance of late husband’s car

Sep 8, 2021 | Inheritance


My husband recently passed away and is survived by myself (wife), both his parents and 7 brothers and 3 sisters.
He leaves behind £8000 in his bank and a pension from work, the amount yet to be confirmed. He also bought a car on finance, which had £4000 remaining which I have cleared using his money.
According to the Sharia law, how is the money distributed?
Does the car fall under the inheritance distribution?
If not, who inherits the car?


Any item which your husband owned will be distributed to his heirs based on the laws of inheritance. Hence, the cash, car and any other assets he owned will all be distributed.

Based on the information provided the distribution is as follows:

Wife: 1/4 of the estate

Mother: 1/6 of the estate

Father: Inherits the remainder of the estate

Brothers and sisters will not inherit in this case.

Answered by:
Ifta Research Fellow

Checked & Approved by:
Mufti Abdul Rahman Mangera
Mufti Zubair Patel