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Can I Give My Friend’s Wife the Money Which He Has Left With Me As Trust?

Answered by: Shaykh Ahmed Bin Mohamed Umarji

Question:

I have a question. I am in a situation where I am holding some of my friend’s money and recently found out that he kicked out his wife and 3 kids from his house. His wife has contacted me about the situation and told me that he is not paying any child support. I am asking if it is okay for me to give her monthly expenses from the money that I am holding for him?

In the name of Allah, the Most Gracious, the Most Merciful

Answer:

It will not be permissible for you to give her the money. It is stated Al-Hidayah “If a stranger holds his wealth and he pays their maintenance without the permission of the Qadi, he is held liable.”1

Only Allah knows best

Written by Shaykh Ahmed Bin Mohamed Umarji

Checked and approved by Mufti Mohammed Tosir Miah

Darul Ifta Birmingham

1 Al-Hidayah ,Volume 3 , Page 342, Maktaba-Tul-Bushra 2014

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