Mu' meneen Brothers and Sisters,
As Salaam Aleikum wa Rahmatullahi wa Barakatuh. (May Allah's Peace, Mercy and Blessings be upon all of you)
One of our brothers/sisters has asked this question:
Assalam o Alakum,
Respected Brother, it will be a great help if you kindly tell me the duties and responsibilities of brother ( whether younger, married, unmarried) on their sister ( whether younger or elder, married or unmarried) when parents have passed away. Thanking you. Allah Hafiz
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Duty rightsd responsibilities of brother on sister
In the name of Allah, We praise Him, seek His help and ask for His forgiveness. Whoever Allah guides none can misguide, and whoever He allows to fall astray, none can guide them aright. We bear witness that there is none worthy of worship but Allah Alone, and we bear witness that Muhammad (saws) is His slave-servant and the seal of His Messengers.
If one’s parents, and especially the father has passed away and the son is an adult, then the son takes over the duties and responsibilities regarding the upkeep of the sisters.
Regardless of whether the brother is younger, older, married or unmarried, it is he who is placed with and should shoulder the responsibility of the upkeep of his sisters; and cherish, honor, protect, and provide for them until they are married and the responsibility is transferred unto their respective husbands.
If the brother bears the duty laid upon him, he will have rewards in abundance in the Presence of his Lord on the Day of Judgment; and the brother fails in fulfilling his responsibilities, he will be held severely accountable for his negligence of duty in the Presence of his Lord.
Whatever written of Truth and benefit is only due to Allah’s Assistance and Guidance, and whatever of error is of me alone. Allah Alone Knows Best and He is the Only Source of Strength.
Your brother and well wisher in Islam,