Is Spending on Parents an Obligation on Male Children Only?
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Is Spending on Parents an Obligation on Male Children Only?

Questioner

Basma

Reply Date

Jan 18, 2018

Question

Is serving, housing and spending on parents required only from male children or all children; males and females?

Mufti

Answer


Is Spending on Parents an Obligation on Male Children Only?

In the Name of Allah, Most Gracious, Most Merciful. 

All praise and thanks are due to Allah, and peace and blessings be upon His Messenger.


In this fatwa:

The Shari`ah has obliged all children to be dutiful and kind to the parents; especially when the latter are in real need for that.


Answering your question, the General Iftaa’ Department in Jordan, states the following:

The Shari`ah has obliged all children to be dutiful and kind to the parents; especially when the latter are in real need for that.

Accordingly, they are equally required to serve them as best as they could, just as they are obliged to spend on them.
This is part of being kind and dutiful to the parents, as ordered by Almighty Allah Who said, “and that you be kind to parents..” (Al-Israa’ 17:23)

Ibn `Ashur said: “this kindness can be embodied in words, acts, provision and comfort.”

We advise all persons, males and females, to be kind and dutiful to their parents in order to please Allah, the Almighty.

Almighty Allah knows best.

Source: https://www.aliftaa.jo/Question2En.aspx?QuestionId=3335#.Wl9yZryWbIV

 




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