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4838: He is in need and his brother is a music-writer

My brother works as a music-writer, putting music to songs, and he has no other source of income. I cannot work, and my father is dead. Is it permissible for me to eat from his wealth (be supported by him)?

Published Date: 1999-10-08

Praise be to Allaah.

We put this question to Shaykh Muhammad ibn Saalih al-‘Uthaymeen, may Allaah preserve him, and he answered as follows:

Yes, it is permissible for you to eat from his wealth, so long as you are in need, and it is his duty to spend on you.

Sheikh Muhammed Salih Al-Munajjid
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