Reference: Fataawa Noor ‘alad-Darb – Question No.6462, Page 288, Volume 12
Question: I am a young man who works, and I give my father my salary – even though my father always [verbally] abuses me, and accuses me of falling short in honouring him by hiding some of my salary and [instead] give it to my wife. So does my father have a right to take all of my salary?
Response: The salary belongs to the one who is entitled to it, and in this situation the son is entitled to the salary; no one other than the father has a right over it. So the father should take whatever he wishes from his son’s salary – so long as [the amount he takes] does not harm his son. However, I [would like to] advise the father, and say if you do not have a need, then leave your son’s money so he can spend it on himself and his family [as he pleases] – because [doing so] is from maintaining [good] familial relations.
As for you putting the squeeze on him and insisting that he gives you his salary, and then you spend it as you please – then [the natural fallout from this behaviour is that] family ties will be harmed, and your son will begin to despise you, and [as a result] will no longer honour you.
And we shall now address the son, and tell him that he and his wealth belong to his father, and that his father should only take from his son [an amount] which will not harm his son. As for the father, then we advise him not to insist on [taking] his son’s money unless he is [genuinely] in need [of it]. And so it is for the son to take care of his father’s needs – whether his father takes [his money] himself, or his son gives it to him.
 The Prophet (sal-Allaahu ‘alayhi wa sallam said: