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Can a father use his minor son’s wealth as a loan? 

Answered according to Hanafi Fiqh by TheMufti.com

Q. At the time of my son’s birth, I had gifted him one million rands by keeping it in an account on his name. A few years later, my business was in need of finance. So, I used the one million rands that I gave to my son which was in his account and I replaced it over the years. Was it correct for me at the time to have taken a loan from my small son and then replacing it back into his account? Also, can I give others loans from my sons money?


A. It is permissible for a father to utilize the wealth of his immature (non-Baaligh) son as a loan. However, he cannot give loans to others from his sons/child’s wealth. (Hindiyyah 6/147)

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Mufti Ismaeel Bassa

This answer was collected from TheMufti.com, which is a fatwa portal managed by Mufti Ismaeel Bassa from South Africa.

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