Looking after one’s widowed mother

Answered according to Hanafi Fiqh by

Q: My step sister and brother want to sell our family house and want their share? They have already forced my mum into selling the shops and got
40% of the share! Now where is my widowed mother supposed to live? If the house is sold? Is it Islamic?


A: It is the responsibility of you and your siblings to take good care of your mother, otherwise all of you will be greatly sinful.

And Allah Ta’ala (الله تعالى) knows best.


Answered by:

Mufti Ebrahim Salejee (Isipingo Beach)

This answer was collected from, 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.

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