• +27 11 413 2785/6

Power Of Attorney

Question

Can you please find out for me if POA ( Power of Attorney) can be given to a daughter?

In a case were mother is unwell can a son and daughter take power of attorney or should it only be the sons?

Answer

When a person grants someone Power of attorney he has infect made him/her his Wakeel (representative).The only requirements for a person who can be appointed as a wakeel is that he should be “Aaaqil and Mumayyiz” (He/she should be sane and possess understanding) .Thus it would be correct to grant Power of attorney to a daughter, if she fulfills the above requirement. It would also be correct to grant Power of Attorney to your son together with your daughter; if, again, they are both “Aaaqil and Mumayyiz”.

Checked and Approved By:

Mufti Muhammed Saeed Motara Saheb D.B.

References

بدانع الصنانع (ج6/ص20)

اللباب في شرح الكتاب (ص٢ ج ١٤٠) 

درر الحكام في شرح مجلة الأحكام (ص١٨ ٥ ج ٣) 

Related Fatawa
Hunting With A Rifle

Question Please explain the rules of hunting with a rifle. Answer The ruling regarding hunting with a rifle is same Read more

Extracting Body Parts For Medical Studies

Question A Muslim person works in medical research. To further research in eye treatment, he is required to extract eyes Read more

Removing Toiletries From Hotel Rooms

Question Will it be permissible to remove toiletries (soaps/shampoo) from the hotel rooms and bring them home? Answer This will Read more

A Man Spending On His Mother

Question My mother is a widow who lives in Bangladesh. I like to give money to her on regular basis. Read more

A Male Taking A Female Student’s Quraan Examination

Question Can you please advise if a female is allowed to give Quraan Imtihaan (examination) to a Moulana from behind Read more

Darul Ifta - Darul Uloom Azaadville - Madrasah Arabia Islamia