Dhawy Al-Arham's portion of inheritance

Q: We are five full siblings, two males and three females. We inherited from our maternal uncle who does not have any `Asabat (agnate heirs). (Part No. 11; Page No. 295) My question is: With respect to this inheritance, is the share of a female one half of that of a male; or is it less than one half; or do they receive nothing at all?

A: If Dhawy Al-Arham (heirs connected through the female blood relatives) inherit, males and females receive an equal share due to their being uterine relatives; they are tantamount to uterine siblings. Allah (Exalted be He) says in this respect: But if more than two, they share in a third. The fact that they all share in the inheritance necessitates that they all receive an equal share.May Allah grant us success. May peace and blessings be upon our Prophet Muhammad, his family, and Companions.