Q: I presented my minor son a sum of money and deposited it in his bank account
without letting him know about it. Is this money considered as my son’s so that
I am not allowed to use it? What would be the rule if I told him about it? And
if my khums year ends, should I pay its khums or is it my sons’ own?
A: If you received the money as his guardian, it is his own and it is
impermissible to use it except for the best interest and happiness of the son.
In this regard, it makes no difference whether he knows about it or not. Also,
as it has been mentioned, it is the minor’s own and no khums to be paid on it.