Is it permissible for me to take the surplus money without my father’s knowledge?

Question 10:  If my father sent me to buy him something, and, after I had bought it, I still have some money left over, is it permissible for me to take it without my father knowing?

Answer: If, after you had bought those things, there was some money left over from the money that your father gave you… read more here.

Is it permissible for a mother to register her property to just one dutiful son

Question 9: I fear Allaah (Exalted be He) and I know that death is an inescapable reality. My mother owns a small house which I restored. My brother did not help with anything. He often angers my parents and treats them badly. Now he does not live with us. Being angry with him, my mother decided to register the house in my name. I advised her many times not to do that but she insists. Now I would like to know whether my mother will commit a sin if she has the house registered in my name and deprive my brother of his share of inheritance. Will I be committing a sin if I accept this from my mother?

Answer: If the reality is as you mentioned, it is not permissible for your mother to give you the house without giving your brother his share according to the Saying of the Prophet (peace be upon him)… read more here.

A father bequeathing to marry the remaining unmarried sons from his estate

Question 8: I need your Fatwa as regards the following:

First, a person had more than one son and he paid the marriage expenses of the older sons. He has another son who is about to marry and one more who is still young. Is it permissible for him to bequeath a sum of money to pay for the marriage expenses of the unmarried sons whether or not they are adults?

Second, if he bought cars for all his older sons, whether they live with him or are far away, is it permissible for him to bequeath some money of the same value as the car to his son for whom he has not yet bought one, whether or not he is an adult?

Third, if he has sons who live far from him and they are financially independent and other sons who live with him, serve him and help him, is it permissible for him to bequeath some money to those who serve him in return for their sacrifices and service? Is it also permissible to do the same with wives if he has more than one wife?

Fourth, there is no doubt that the belongings a person leaves behind, whether they are effects or real estate, belong to all the inheritors; however, it hurts one to imagine that the belongings which his wife and underage children depend on in their life, will be sold or deducted from their inheritance.

I am very concerned about this. I think that it is better not to sell inherited objects such as furniture, cars and food and other belongings for the benefit of the underage children and their mother who takes care of them because the adult sons are financially stable.They have good jobs and received a good education; whereas, the underage children are young and are in need of kindness, mercy, education and training. They should be saved from suffering two evils at the same time; their father’s death and living in a house less than the one they used to live in which will have a negative effect on them. Also, the property may be estimated at a certain price and be deduced from their shares of inheritance of their father’s bequest.

I hope Your Eminence will consider this subject from all dimensions and aspects and issue a Fatwa that you think will free us of responsibility and maintain all that is good.

Answer: First, the basic ruling in this matter is treating children with justice. The religious evidence on this includes… read more here.

Is it permissible for a man who brought up his wife’s daughter to accept as a gift from her

Question 7: My wife has a daughter by a previous husband, whom I brought up in the best manner. I owed her a sum of 13,000 Riyals which I gave her when she married. However, on giving her dues, she refused insisting that I take them myself, bearing in mind that the sum of money was not her dowry – it was the revenue of goats I had bred for her. Is it permissible for me to take this sum of money?

Answer: If the daughter is of full age, the money will be yours. Moreover, if you think that her insistence on giving it to you is merely out of shyness… read more here.

Giving a person’s wife One-Third of the person’s property as a gift

Question 6: I am an old man, married to a good a Egyptian woman two years ago. She does her best to comfort me. I have no children, and no one will inherit me except my nephews who live in Jeddah, while I live in Al-Wajh. I want to give my wife one-third of my property as a gift, because of her dedication and looking after me, is this permissible?

Answer: It is permissible for you to give your wife what you mentioned as a gift during your lifetime… read more here.

A gift giver buying the gift from someone other than the gift receiver

Question 5: A person gave his car as a gift to another person. The gift receiver sold it to a third person. The gift giver wants to buy the car back from the third person who purchased it. Is this permissible or it is considered as getting the gift back for money?

Answer: It is permissible to purchase the gift in the case you have mentioned, because the gift giver did not buy it from the gift receiver… read more here.

A gift giver buying it back from the gift receiver

Question 4: A man gave his brother a car as a gift, then the one to whom the gift was given wanted to sell the car. Can the person who gave the car as a gift buy it or is it not permissible for him to buy it?

Answer: It is not permissible for the person who gave the gift to buy what he gave his brother… read more here.

A Muslim accepting a gift from his non-Muslim or Mushrik brother

Question 3: What is the ruling on two brothers, one of whom is a Muslim and the other is a Mushrik (one who associates others with Allaah in His Divinity or worship) and rich. Is it permissible for the Muslim brother to accept a gift from his Kaafir (non-Muslim), mushrik brother, or not?

Answer: It is permissible for a Muslim to accept a gift from his brother if he is a kaafir or a mushrik… read more here.

Giving my wife a Gift

Question 2: Q: I have a pious, loving and prolific wife. This is grace from Allaah (Exalted be He). I married her when she was 13, and now she is 43. Allaah (Exalted be He) has granted me children and Halaal (lawful) sustenance. She is very obedient, Praise be to afor this. She never opposes me and I have no other wives. All my children, two boys and four girls, are born by her only and I have a strong desire to grant her, during my lifetime, a small two-floor building. This building does not exceed one third of my property at the present time. Will I be violating any part of the Sharee`ah if I grant her this building? I appreciate your guidance. May Allaah grant you success and reward you well, for I am very confused about this. Al-salaamu `alaykum warahmatullaah wabarakaatuh (May Allaah’s Peace, Mercy, and Blessings be upon you!)

Answer: There is no prohibition in giving this building to your wife and registering it in her name during your lifetime… read more here.

Money given as a present on the occasion of marriage (nikaah)

Question 1: One of my relatives sent me a large sum of money as a present on the occasion of my marriage. Should I accept it or be satisfied with the money I have?

Answer: There is no objection to you accepting such a present provided that one does not hanker after it… read more here.