What should he do when his kaafir father asks him for money?

Dear Brothers & Sisters,
As-Salaamu-Alaikum wa Rahmatullahi wa Barakatuh. (May Allah's Peace, Mercy and Blessings be upon all of you)
One of our brothers/sisters has asked this question:
I asked a question earlier (I converted to Islam recently); however, I got to thinking about the financial relationship with my father and I. Should I still give my wealth to him if he asks?
(There may be some grammatical and spelling errors in the above statement. The forum does not change anything from questions, comments and statements received from our readers for circulation in confidentiality.)
Check below answers in case you are looking for other related questions:


Praise be to Allaah. 

We put the following question to Shaykh Muhammad ibn Saalih al-‘Uthaymeen:

 I became Muslim recently and I am wondering about the financial relationship between me and my father. Do I have to give him money because of the hadeeth, “You and your wealth belong to your father”?

He (may Allaah preserve him) replied as follows:

Does he mean spending on him or what?

-He says that he asks him for different things, it is not just the matter of spending on him, it is more than that.

 Answer: he is not obliged to do more than spend on him (i.e., cover his living expenses); as for charity, that is not a problem (i.e., if he wants to give him more as an act of charity, that is fine).

And Allaah knows best.

Whatever written of Truth and benefit is only due to Allah's Assistance and Guidance, and whatever of error is of me. Allah Alone Knows Best and He is the Only Source of Strength.

Related Answers:

Recommended answers for you: