Giving sadaqah to one’s parents

Q: Please can you clarify as to whether giving money (sadaqah) to a parent who cannot work actually be considered as “sadaqah”? I was told that it is our duty to look after our parents and give them money so it cannot be considered as sadaqah.


A: What is given to one’s parents is given with respect and love, just as one would spend on his wife and children. However, Allah Ta`ala will reward you for this as well.

And Allah Ta’ala (الله تعالى) knows best.


Answered by:

Mufti Ebrahim Salejee (Isipingo Beach)