If an orphan reaches the age of puberty, how should I give him his financial rights?
There are two conditions for giving an orphan his financial rights:
The first condition
is reaching the age of puberty
The second condition
is good judgment; meaning that the orphan is not an extravagant person who would waste the money on trivial matters. Allah (Exalted be He) says:
And try orphans (as regards their intelligence) until they reach the age of marriage; if then you find sound judgement in them, release their property to them
Giving the orphans their financial rights should be done in the presence of reliable witnesses or in a court. Allah (Exalted be He) says:
And when you release their property to them, take witness in their presence; and Allâh is All-Sufficient in taking account.
May Allah grant us success. May peace and blessings be upon our Prophet Muhammad, his family, and Companions.