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Should the wife spend her personal money on her family?

as salam alaikom, there is a sister, her husband say it is haram for her to take money from him every month, because she has some little money saved.- She has to spend all her money until she has nothing to get the maintenance from her husband? Barak Allah feekom

Answer


It is established in Islamic law that it is obligatory for a husband to provide for his wife even if she is wealthy, and thus the wife is entitled to ask him for these obligatory expenses. In the case mentioned in the question, what the husband said is correct if the money his wife saved belongs to him. However, if it belongs exclusively to her, the husband is not entitled to ask her to spend it on the things he is obliged to provide for.

The husband may choose whether or not to give his wife extra money if she asks for more than what she needs or for more than what is required for her obligatory expenses.

 
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