Husband inherits one-half (i.e., 1/2) from Wife's property if no children or no grandchildren how low soever survive otherwise inherit one-fourth (i.e., 1/4) from Wife's property as stipulated in the Holy Quran 4:12.

The husband does not block any legal Islamic heirs from taking an inheritance and vice-versa.

The husband inherits from his wife only if he is married as per an Islamic ceremony called "Nikah." The husband does not inherit Islamically if he is only married legally, but not Islamically.

A Muslim woman's property can be inherited by her husband, children (or grandchildren), and parents (or grandparents) as primary heirs. These are the legal heirs after the death of a married woman in Islam. Refer to "Islamic inheritance sharers and residuary" to learn more.

Husband also can own lifetime gifts (i.e., Hiba) from Wife's property without restrictions.


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