A wife dying before receiving her share from her husband's inheritance

Q 4: My mother died and did not take her share of my father's inheritance because we had not distributed it yet. We spent the whole estate left by my father on maintaining a building that was also left by him. I did not spend this money on the building until I had taken the consent of all the inheritors as well as the competent judge. This building belongs to all the inheritors.

A: If your mother was indebted, her debt must be paid from her share of the inheritance and if she left a bequest, it should be executed to the limit of one-third of her property and the rest should be distributed to the heirs. Her estate includes what she left and the property which she inherited from her husband. May Allah grant us success. May peace and blessings be upon our Prophet Muhammad, his family, and Companions.