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Father Discharges Sadaqatul Fitr for Wealthy Minor Children

Q: If a father discharges sadaqatul fitr on behalf of his minor children (who are wealthy) from his wealth, will the sadaqatul fitr be discharged?

Father Discharges Sadaqatul Fitr for Wealthy Minor Children

A: The sadaqatul fitr will be discharged. 

( تجب )… ( لا عن زوجته ) وولده الكبير العاقل ولو أدى عنهما بلا إذن أجزأ استحسانا للإذن عادة أي لو في عياله وإلا فلا (الدر المختار 2/363) (الفتاوى الهندية 1/193)

 

Answered by:

Mufti Zakaria Makada

Checked & Approved:

Mufti Ebrahim Salejee (Isipingo Beach)

This answer was collected from MuftiOnline.co.za, 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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