Whose reponsibilty it is to look after the mother

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Q: What are the rulings according to shariah of a son looking after his mother after his father passes away. In this situation there is 2 sons an 1
daughter but only 1 son is married with 2 kids an the daughter with 3. Bear in mind the father didn’t leave anything for the children only for the mother. So how does one look after wife an dchildren + mother an siblings?


A: All the children should look after the mother.

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

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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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