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I have mother, own sister, (father and half brothers/sisters living separately from us) ? I am not married and no children. I live with mother, my father seperated in my childhood and did not provide us any support. He married second time and is now living with them and his children. Does he still get my share of inheritance even though he did not fulfili his rights on me as a father? Are my half brothers/sisters also heirs to my inheritance?

الجواب حامداومصليا

According to Islamic laws of inheritence, your father is entitled to your heritage regardless of the fact that he did not provide due care when it was required of him.

It is sad and bad that a father did not look after his family but it will not deprive him from inheriting his children just as if the children were disobedient to their parents, they will still not be deprived from the inheritence.

You real siblings are will inherit from you as well but your step siblings will only inherit depending on the distribution if there is a leftover.

And Allah knows best.

Mufti Ikram ul Haq

Fatwa Center of America

23 Muharram 1432/ December 28 2010