Praise be to Allaah.
We put the following question to Shaykh Muhammad ibn
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
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
And Allaah knows best.