Entire Inheritance In Favor Of Son
I have a question pertaining to my inheritance from my father.
I have one older sister and one younger brother. My father always favoured my younger brother
Our father passed away 30 years ago and on his death bed said “I am a poor man” – to which understanding was that we should not lay claims on any inheritance as our brother is young and it should be security for him .
Under the very emotional circumstances I agreed. However within 40 days of my fathers passing I went back to my family, apologised and said I would like my rightful share of inheritance – at which point my 21 year old brother started crying and my mother started emotional blackmail – so I backed down again
Over the last 30 years my brother has had complete claim to all of my fathers inheritance even though everything is still in my fathers name and not his.
He has never worked a day in his life and has lived his life and supported the lifestyle of himself, his wife and 3 kids by simply disposing various pieces of land over the years. He has no source of income apart from what he receives by selling our fathers land and in 30 years he has sold multiple pieces.
Now I am 63 years old, with two children of my own and I am quite unwell. I want my rightful share from the remaining properties when he sells them- but he is not in agreement. So I put a stay order on the remaining property
However he and his family and my sister are guilting me because they said I gave my word to my father on his death bed
My question is Ghamidi Sb, was it not wrong of my father to insinuate that all his inheritance should go to one child during such an emotional time ?
Also do I not have a rightful claim to my share of inheritance according to shariah just because of an emotional promise ?
I am very distressed with guilt and need guidance on way forward.
Waiting for your reply in anticipation
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