The guardian invests the orphan''s money

Q 6: What are the limits of dealing with an orphan child? We treat them kindly and treat them like our own children when they are young. When they grow up we treat them like our brothers. The question is, do we have to send them to school and help them to marry? Also, when we distribute inheritance, do we have to give them their father's entire legacy or are we permitted to share this with them?

A: First, you should treat them kindly, be good to them, save their money, and increase it as if it were your own money and you should spend on them from this money in kindness. Second, you should teach them the religious and worldly knowledge they need in their daily life, help them to marry when they need this. You should also use their money to help them to marry someone who is a suitable match for them. (Part No. 14; Page No. 233) Third, if they reach the age of puberty, they should be given their money, whether it is their father's legacy or what they earned in another way. This should be done in the presence of witnesses. May Allah grant us success. May peace and blessings be upon our Prophet Muhammad, his family, and Companions.