Q: I want to ask about a property issue. What is the haqq of a girl child in Islam? How much should a father alot for his children if he has three children? The father converted to Islam just now only and does not believe in this, how to explain to him about this? And also this year the father is taking his elder daughter for hajj as her husband is an Ismaili and is not ready to give her money for hajj. Does the father have to give his younger daughter money for hajj?
A: If you are talking of the winding of estates then the shares of children and heirs etc. have been stipulated. If it is in the lifetime then he should give them equally.
If one daughter is in financial constraints and he is supporting her because of her constraints then he does not have to give the same to the next one.
And Allah Ta’ala (الله تعالى) knows best.
Mufti Ebrahim Salejee (Isipingo Beach)