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5222: Should he build a house or give the money to his father to get married?

Should I give my father what he needs of my wealth – if he asks for it – when I want to build a house and my father wants to get married? I am renting a house and I could continue renting, but I really want a house of my own. Should I give priority to building my own house or do I have to give the money to my father so he can get married?

Published Date: 1999-10-03

Praise be to Allaah.

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

He has to give his father what he needs to get married, especially if his father is in great need of getting married.

Question: if the father wanted to build a house and asked his son for the money, should he give priority to his own house or his father’s house?

Answer: he should give priority to his own house over his father’s house.

And Allaah knows best.

Shaykh Muhammad ibn Saalih al-‘Uthaymeen
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