Who is the owner of the clothes of his child

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Answered by Molana Ishaaq Hussain


Who is the owner of the clothes of his child, I mean can a parent give his child’s used clothes to other’s ? What is the ruling?



When a father gifts his son with an item, then the son becomes the owner of that particular item. (Mukhtasar Qudoori p 131)

Anything which belongs to an immature child should be utilised for him. It is not permissible for anyone to utilise it for their personal purposes. Even the parents should not utilise it for their personal purposes nor for any other children. A father cannot give any of his child’s possessions away to anyone or lend to anyone. It will not be permissible to accept it. However, if the parents have a severe need for it on account of poverty and cannot obtain it from anywhere else, then at such a time of need and desperation it will be permissible for them to take an item that belongs to the child. (Baheshti Zewar p 54)

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Written by Molana Ishaaq Hussain

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