A man passes away and he has a salary from the government and he has children and a wife and a mother, so to whom is the salary?
To the needy, to the young, the orphans who are weak, or a widow, this is how they made it, they don’t make it inheritance, and if they are equal and they all want a share, and it’s divided amongst them according to the inheritance then there’s no problem.
Whether in that state of weakness, and the division will be for the wife an eighth due to the presence of children, and sixth for the mother due to the presence of children,
ُۚ(وَلِأَبَوَيْهِ لِكُلِّ وَٰحِدٍ مِّنْهُمَا ٱلسُّدُسُ مِمَّا تَرَكَ إِن كَانَ لَهُۥ وَلَد)ٌۚ
“For parents, a sixth share of inheritance to each if the deceased left children.” [An-Nisaa’: 11]
And what remains is for the children.
Answered by: Shaykh, the Allamah, the Trustworthy Advisor, Abu Abdirrahman Yahya bin Ali Al-Hajuri – may Allah preserve him
Translated by: Abū ‘Abdillāh ‘Omar bin Yahya Al-‘Akawi