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Stepdaughter inheriting her stepmother

Fatwaa ID: 506

Question:
Assalamu alaikum, is the husband’s daughter from his first wife an heir to his second wife’s property?

Answer:
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
https://askthemufti.us/

07/11/1444 AH – 02/02/2023 CE | AML3-3182

وصل اللهم وسلم وبارك على سيدنا محمد وعلى ءاله وصحبه أجمعين

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