What intention to make when purchasing clothing for na-baaligh children

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Q: When buying items e.g. clothing, toys for non baligh children, what niyyat should we make? I have heard that you can’t give away any item of theirs after you have made them owners. e.g. I am buying my son clothes this month.


A: If you want to avoid any confusion in the future then don’t transfer ownership to them, but you only allow them the use of the article. Hence, the ownership is still yours and you may do as you please.

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


Answered by:

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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