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?
And Allah Ta’ala (الله تعالى) knows best.
Mufti Ebrahim Salejee (Isipingo Beach)
This answer was collected from MuftiOnline.co.za, where the questions have been answered by Mufti Zakaria Makada (Hafizahullah), who is currently a senior lecturer in the science of Hadith and Fiqh at Madrasah Ta’leemuddeen, Isipingo Beach, South Africa.