Using children’s money

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Q: I’d like to know if someone gives me money and says it’s for the kids. Am I allowed to buy them clothes, toys, etc. or must it be put away until they mature?


A: It should be used for their clothing and other needs. You should not purchase toys with their money.

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


Answered by:

Mufti Zakaria Makada

Checked & Approved:

Mufti Ebrahim Salejee (Isipingo Beach)

This answer was collected from, where the questions have been answered by Mufti Zakaria Makada (Hafizahullah), who is currently a senior lecturer in the science of Hadith and Fiqh at Madrasah Ta’leemuddeen, Isipingo Beach, South Africa.

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