A question was raised to Sheikh Saalih regarding the wealth of a son whether the father has completely authority and possession or is it regulated by some conditions? Whether wealth of son belongs to father or not?
Sheikh Saalih responded that claiming that son’s every property and wealth is the possession of the father is not correct because if the son dies the property and wealth is inherited by his wife, children along with his parents. So if these things were in the possession of the father no one else would have inherited.
He said son should meet the requirements of the father as it has an obligation on him, the father has the right to use form his son’s wealth to meet his needs but that are regulated by conditions.
Sheikh concluded his answer by saying:
“The Hadith “You and your wealth are for your father” (al-Irwaa’ 838) does not give the father absolute permission to take whatever he wants from his son’s wealth. Far from it! But he may take whatever he is in need of.”