Do parents have all the rights to the money earned by an unmarried daughter?

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i would like to know..do parents have all the rights to the money earned by an unmarried daughter?

 

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Do parents have right of childs earnings

In the name of Allah, We praise Him, seek His help and ask for His forgiveness. Whoever Allah guides none can misguide, and whoever He allows to fall astray, none can guide them aright. We bear witness that there is none worthy of worship but Allah Alone, and we bear witness that Muhammad (saws) is His slave-servant and the seal of His Messengers.

 

Sunan of Abu-Dawood Hadith 3523  Narrated by Abdullah ibn Amr ibn al-'As

A man came to the Prophet (saws) and said: ‘O Messenger of Allah (saws), I have property and children, and my father finishes (or uses) my property.’ He (saws) replied: ‘You and your property (both) belong to your father!  Your children come from the best of what you earn; so enjoy from the earning of your children.’

 

In light of the above quoted absolutely clear guidance of the Messenger of Allah (saws), one’s parents have the biggest rights over the earnings and the property of their off-springs, regardless of whether their off-spring are male or female, married or unmarried.

 

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Your brother and well wisher in Islam,

 

 

Burhan

 

 

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