An illegitimate child inheriting from his wife

Q: Does an illegitimate child inherit from his wife or children after their death? Does his half brother from the mother inherit from him after his death if he has no descendants or ascendants? (Part No. 16; Page No. 518) May Allah protect you and peace be upon you!

A: Firstly: A husband inherits from his wife after her death as long as they have been lawfully married, regardless of being an illegitimate son or not. Similarly, he inherits from his sons and they inherit from him provided that all the conditions are fulfilled and there are no impediments. Secondly: When a man dies leaving no descendants or ascendants, his half brother from the mother inherits from him, even if the deceased is an illegitimate son, since he is a lineal descendant of the mother if there is no impediment. May Allah grant us success. May peace and blessings be upon our Prophet Muhammad, his family, and Companions.