Inheritance of nephews and nieces

Q: Your Eminence, one of two full brothers died leaving behind two sons and two daughters. After around 5 years, their uncle died and there was no one to inherit him except his brother's children. Should the legacy left by the uncle be inherited by his brother's sons (Part No. 16; Page No. 533) and daughters, or by the sons only? We appreciate your advice. May Allah grant you success!

A: If the reality is as mentioned, after repaying the debts of their deceased uncle and executing his legal will, the remaining money should go to the sons only. May Allah grant us success. May peace and blessings be upon our Prophet Muhammad, his family, and Companions.