Fatwaa ID: 506
Assalamu alaikum, is the husband’s daughter from his first wife an heir to his second wife’s property?
In the Name of Allaah, the Most Gracious, the Most Merciful.
As-salaamu ‘alaykum wa-rahmatullaahi wa-barakaatuh.
The husband’s daughter from his first wife is not an heir to his second wife. To rephrase the above, stepchildren will not inherit their step-parents or vice-versa. If the step-parent wishes, he/she may make a bequest for the stepchild(ren) for upto a third of the estate.
And Allaah Ta’aala knows best.
Mufti Muajul I. Chowdhury
Darul Iftaa New York
07/11/1444 AH – 02/02/2023 CE | AML3-3182
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