Fathers responsibility for childs care

Question ID: 18948

Respected Mufti Saheb

Assalaamu `Alaykum

I have the following query.

1. From the Shari`ah point of view, upto what age is the father responsible for the expenses of his son? For example his education.

2. Can the son accept Zakaah, if he (the son) is not owner of nisaab and is 16 years old to pay his outstanding school fees.

Jazaakallah khayr

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Asked on September 5, 2014 3:08 pm
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1) Once the son begins to become financially independent then the duty of the father ends. However, this does not mean that the son must sit idle even if he is earning.

2) Yes, but not from the father.

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Answered on September 5, 2014 3:08 pm