There are a number of contradictions or mathematical problems in the inheritance shares that are specified in the Qur'an, cf. It just doesn't add up!
Allah's Apostle came to visit me while I was sick and unconscious. He performed ablution and sprinkled the remaining water on me and I became conscious and said, "O Allah's Apostle! To whom will my inheritance go as I have neither ascendants nor descendants?" Then the Divine verses regarding Fara'id (inheritance) were revealed. (Sahih Bukhari 1.193)
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