Q: My father had died about 20 years ago. My sister has died recently. I am her only blood brother. Me and my sister shared same parents. My mother is still alive (Masha Allah). My mother re-married after my father’s death and she has a son. I wanted to ask how my sisters wealth is to be distributed as I am incharge of it. In short, my sister died and has left behind:
1. A full brother.
2. A mother who has done second marriage.
3. A step brother (same mother different father).
Is my mother and step brother entitled to any of the property that my sister got from our father?
A: The mother, half brother and blood brother will receive. The mother will receive 1/6th, the half brother will receive 1/6th and the blood brother will receive 4/6.
And Allah Ta’ala (الله تعالى) knows best.
Mufti Ebrahim Salejee (Isipingo Beach)