Equality in granting children gifts to help them furnish their houses and marry
Q: The questioner is a woman having the following concern. She has two daughters and three sons and owns five acres of land. She sold one acre and a half to help with her daughter's marriage. She agreed with her son in-law that he should pay Mahr (mandatory gift to a bride from her groom) and she would furnish the house. When her second daughter married, she sold a quarter of an acre to furnish the marital house of this daughter as she did with the first one. She wants to know what she must do with her sons. Must she help in their marriages as she did with the daughters or not? Or must she deduct the value of the land the two daughters took from their shares in the inheritance? Please enlighten us, may Allah reward you with the best!
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she must meet the needs of her children, male or female, from their properties owned through the inheritance or whatever else. These needs may be furnishing the marital house, building a residential house, purchasing a piece of land for cultivation or other things.
it is obligatory for her to
be just with all the children concerning the gifts given by her to help furnish their marital houses or other purposes according to their shares of the inheritance that each of them will own after the mother's death. May Allah grant us success. May peace and blessings of Allah be upon our Prophet Muhammad, his family and Companions!