Al-Kāfi - Volume 7 > Inheritance of Relatives
Hadith #8

8- عَلِيُّ بْنُ إِبْرَاهِيمَ عَنْ أَبِيهِ عَنِ ابْنِ أَبِي عُمَيْرٍ عَنْ دُرُسْتَ بْنِ أَبِي مَنْصُورٍ عَنْ أَبِي الْمَغْرَاءِ عَنْ رَجُلٍ عَنْ أَبِي جَعْفَرٍ (عَلَيْهِ السَّلام) قَالَ قَالَ إِنِ امْرُؤٌ هَلَكَ وَتَرَكَ عَمَّتَهُ وَخَالَتَهُ فَلِلْعَمَّةِ الثُّلُثَانِ وَلِلْخَالَةِ الثُّلُثُ. قَالَ الْفَضْلُ إِنْ تَرَكَ الْمَيِّتُ عَمَّيْنِ أَحَدُهُمَا لأبٍ وَأُمٍّ وَالآخَرُ لأبٍ فَالْمَالُ لِلْعَمِّ الَّذِي لِلأبِ وَالأمِّ وَإِنْ تَرَكَ أَعْمَاماً وَعَمَّاتٍ فَالْمَالُ بَيْنَهُمْ لِلذَّكَرِ مِثْلُ حَظِّ الأنْثَيَيْنِ وَإِنْ تَرَكَ أَخْوَالا وَخَالاتٍ فَالْمَالُ بَيْنَهُمُ الذَّكَرُ وَالأنْثَى فِيهِ سَوَاءٌ وَإِنْ تَرَكَ خَالا لأبٍ وَأُمٍّ وَخَالا لأبٍ فَالْمَالُ لِلْخَالِ لِلأبِ وَالأمِّ وَكَذَلِكَ الْعَمَّةُ وَالْخَالَةُ فِي هَذَا إِنَّمَا يَكُونُ الْمَالُ لِلَّتِي هِيَ لِلأبِ وَالأمِّ دُونَ الَّتِي هِيَ لِلأبِ.

8. Afi ibn Ibrahim has narrated from his father from ibn abu ‘Umayr from Durust ibn abu Mansur from abu af-Mighra’ from a man who has narrated the following: “Abu Ja‘far, ‘Alayhi al-Salam, has said, ‘If a man dies and leaves behind a paternal aunt and maternal aunt, the paternal aunt receives two-thirds and the maternal aunt receives one-third of the legacy.’” Al-Fadl has said that if a deceased leaves behind two paternal uncles, one from both parents and the other from the father, the legacy belongs to the one who is from both parents. If a deceased leaves behind many uncles and aunts, the legacy among them is distributed by giving each male twice the share of a female. If a deceased leaves behind maternal uncles and aunts, the legacy is distributed between both male and female in equal shares. If he leaves behind a maternal uncle from both parents and one from mother’s side only, the legacy belongs to the uncle from both parents, and so is the case about paternal aunt and maternal aunt in this issue. The legacy belongs to the ones who are from both parents and not to the one who is just from the father’s side.