Permissibility of a widow spending from her children's allotted money on them
Q: I am an old widow. The pension of my dead husband is divided equally among me, a 22-year old daughter, and a 16-year-old son. Each receives 500 Riyals. Though their elder brother receives a salary of 3,000 Riyals, they are insufficient to provide for his wife and children. Now,
may I spend from the children's share of pension on meeting the house needs?
I sometimes have to borrow money to meet these needs instead of taking their money as they are orphans.
It is permissible for you to spend from the share of the children to meet your needs and theirs and the needs of the house as required. (Part No. 21; Page No. 178) May Allah grant us success. May peace and blessings be upon our Prophet Muhammad, his family, and Companions.