Giving sadaqah

Q: I know I am supposed to listen and obey my parents but I wanted to give sadaqa on a regular basis where the charity takes the money out of my bank account weekly but my dad said not to do that saying we don’t have much money and just to put some loose change in sadaqa from my pocket now and then. However, I do feel that I have sufficent funds for my needs and the rest is spare. So what shall I do, shall I listen to my dad or shall I just keep giving on a regular basis from my bank account?


A: After you have seen to all the needs of your parents, your immediate needs and your future needs you may give out some portion in sadaqah according to your discretion. For a better relationship with your parents don’t tell them about your giving out in charities.

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


Answered by:

Mufti Ebrahim Salejee (Isipingo Beach)