Will one's brother's daughters inherit from one's estate?

Q: A man passed away leaving behind 1 sister, 2 daughters of his deceased brother, 1 daughter of his decseased sister and a few male cousins from his father's brothers. Does the daughters of his desceased brother inherit anything?

A: The brother's daughters will not inherit.

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


Answered by:

Mufti Ebrahim Salejee (Isipingo Beach)