Depriving an heir of his share in the inheritance

Q: My father passed away in Pakistan 8 years ago. He left 1 widow, 2 sons, 4 daughter and a property in the UK and Pakistan. 2 sons were from his 1 marriage.

Our mother passed away when we were very little. Our father married again when I, the eldest son was 8 years old. As per UK law everything goes to the legal wife after the death of a spouse.

After my fathers death I have requested for my share as everyone is enjoying my late fathers wealth. Can the stepmother who is holding on to everything exclude me from my right? As all others have ganged up on me.

A: It is your shar`ee right for you to demand and receive what you are eligible for. Robbing you of your right is a great crime and it is haraam.

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


Answered by:

Mufti Ebrahim Salejee (Isipingo Beach)