How to spend one’s salary

Q: I would like to know if there is any guidelines in the shari’ah on how one should spend their money/salary. Someone told me that it was the advice of one of the ulama that your income/salary should be divided into 3 parts:

  1. Charity ie discharging zakaat, qurbani and spending on ones parents etc
  2. For your living essentials and spending.
  3. Savings

What is muftis opinion on the above? Also I would like to know if a person can stop doing the above with no valid reason?


A: These are optional things.


Answered by:

Mufti Ebrahim Salejee (Isipingo Beach)