Does a Muslim widow (with one daughter) have a valid claim to her husband’s father's property (30 acres of agricultural land in India) in cases where her husband dies first, then her father-in-law dies?
The property was in her father-in-law's name (there is no wasiyat and will) but following his death it is now registered to his two surviving sons (ie her husband's brothers) who have told her that "you and your daughter will not get any property according to Islamic law in India" and "the Islamic scholars told you and your daughter have no rights to claims the property."
On what basis can they say this is according to Islamic law? The widow is 84 years old and has spent her life in this family until now.
Should the widow and her daughter seek legal advice?