Dividing of shares

Question ID: 27569

Assalaam Mufti Saab

I need to know the shariah ruling for the matter below:

My dad passed away 3 years ago, My dad has 8 kids of his own – 2 of his kids resides with my mum currently – when my dad passed away my mum gave the 8 kids their shares on value market rate of the house, from monies that were my dads and my mums – Know my mum wants to sell the property . she wants to know when the house gets sold must she take her 50% and give his kids the remaining shares divided shariah way, The English law says everything is my mums but my mum wants to do it the shariah way and does not want to be answerable IN THE AAKHIRAH. Please assist us on the Islamic sharia law regarding the above.
Jazakallah may Allah reward you well for all your efforts. INSHALLAH, AMEEN

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Asked on February 4, 2009 12:00 am
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There has to be proper distribution of your fathers estate.
Which does not seem to have been done.
If the shares received by the 8 children was final and accepted then the house belongs to your mother. She can do what she wants to with it in her lifetime.

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Answered on February 4, 2009 12:00 am