Sunan Ibn Majah, Chapter: The Chapters on Shares of Inheritance

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From: Sunan Ibn Majah
Chapter No. 26, The Chapters on Shares of Inheritance
Hadith No: 2724
Narrated/Authority of Ibn Dhuaib
"A grandmother came to Abu Bakr Siddiq and asked him for her inheritance. Abu Bakr said to her: 'You have nothing according to the Book of Allah, and I don't know of anything for you according to the Book of Allah, and I don't know of anything for you according to the Sunnah of the Messenger of Allah (saw). Go back until I ask the people.' So he asked the people and Al-Mughirah bin Shubah said: 'I was present with the Messenger of Allah (saw) and he gave her (the grandmother) one sixth.' Abu Bakr said: 'Is there anyone else with you (who will corroborate what you say)?' Muhammad bin Maslamah Al-Ansari stood up and said something like what Mughirah bin Shubah had said. So Abu Bakr applied it in her case." "Then the other grandmother, on the father's side came to Umar and asked him for her inheritance. He said: 'You have nothing according to the book of Allah. The ruling that was passed applied to someone other than you, and I will not make any addition to the shares of inheritance. But it is one sixth. If there are two of you then it is to be shared between you, and if one of you is alone then it all belongs to her.' " Sahih

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