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Savings for Children and Their Khums

Q: The question is about those who save money for the benefit of their children without intending to escape paying khums.
The children are minors and as a result the father has the right to make use of their property, is this money subject to khums or not?
If the father — owing to a need — withdraws an amount from children’s savings and replace it thereafter, is the original money liable to khums or not?
A: If the father has actually granted the money to them and the amount granted is compatible with his social station as per the common view, it is subject to no khums. But, he may make use of the money only if it is to the children’s advantage. Anyhow, if the money is not granted to them and just saved under their name, it is liable to khums, then.

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