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Paying a Dependent’s Kaffārah without His Knowledge

Q.| Should a father pay his child’s kaffārah without his knowledge or a husband his wife’s without her knowledge, would the child or woman in question be relieved of the duty to pay kaffārah?
A.| As a matter of mandatory caution, such payment is inefficacious in relieving the concerned party from the duty to pay kaffārah.
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