My mother gave me Rs.1, 000 as an award. I have 3 brothers and 1 sister excluding me. None of them were given anything else, I was the only one that got Rs.1,000 from my mother. I want to ask that whether should it be ok for me to spend all Rs.1, 000 on myself or should I have to divide and give equal share to my siblings? I read in one Hadith that Rasool ALLAh (S.A.W) prohibited that if you have more than one child, do not act unjustly to anyone of them. If you give something to one child also give similar thing to the other one. I am afraid that in the akhirah, my mother will not get accountable for being unjust to her children for just giving me Rs.1,000 but not her other children. If I divide the money equally without telling my mother, will it justify her?

Answered according to Hanafi Fiqh by Darulifta-Deoband.org

بسم الله الرحمن الرحيم

(Fatwa: 1080/837/H=9/1434)

If she awarded you due to your good performance then equality is not necessary in it. However, if you give to all your brothers and sisters from your side then there is no harm in it. If you give four thousand to your mother and request her to give one thousand rupees to each brother and sister then it shall be a benefaction from you and if your mother accepts your request then it is far better.

Allah knows Best!

Darul Ifta,
Darul Uloom Deoband

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