Are children responsible for their mother if she remarried?

Q. Is the son or daughter responsible to take care of their mother if she remarried? The mother’s new husband does not work and does not provide maintenance.

A. In the enquired case, the wife’s (new) husband is primarily responsible for her maintenance i.e. shelter, food and clothing. The son and daughter are not primarily responsible for their mother’s maintenance. However, if the son and daughter provide for their mother, they will be greatly rewarded for it and it will be a huge investment for their hereafter.

Allah Ta’ala Knows Best

Mufti Ismaeel Bassa