Monday 9 Rabi‘ al-awwal 1442 - 26 October 2020
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What should he do when his kaafir father asks him for money?

Question

I asked a question earlier (I converted to Islam recently); however, I got to thinking about the financial relationship with my father and I. Should I still give my wealth to him if he asks?

Answer

Praise be to Allah.

We put the following question to Shaykh Muhammad ibn Saalih al-‘Uthaymeen:

 I became Muslim recently and I am wondering about the financial relationship between me and my father. Do I have to give him money because of the hadeeth, “You and your wealth belong to your father”?

He (may Allaah preserve him) replied as follows:

Does he mean spending on him or what?

-He says that he asks him for different things, it is not just the matter of spending on him, it is more than that.

 Answer: he is not obliged to do more than spend on him (i.e., cover his living expenses); as for charity, that is not a problem (i.e., if he wants to give him more as an act of charity, that is fine).

And Allaah knows best.

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Source: Shaykh Muhammad ibn ‘Uthaymeen