My ex-wife stole from me

Q: My ex wife was the most dishonest person I have ever met. Before I got married my sister said she saw her with another man. The wife at that time said Wallahi my sister was lying. Anyway I married her, in around 6 months she maid off with about £10,000. My point is if she did lie about cheating yes she sinned, but my point is I trusted her only because she took the oath. So in the next life does that mean she will owe me 10,000, the dowry was 5,000. With the lies she told me, I only stayed with her because I thought she was telling the truth, so how would I be compensated in the next life? Or  was it just my fault because I ignored my families concerns who refused to come to the nikah?

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A: Obviously if she has taken this money from you unjustly she will have to pay for it. The better thing is to forgive her.

And Allah Ta’ala (الله تعالى) knows best.

وَجَزَاءُ سَيِّئَةٍ سَيِّئَةٌ مِّثْلُهَا فَمَنْ عَفَا وَأَصْلَحَ فَأَجْرُهُ عَلَى اللَّـهِ إِنَّهُ لَا يُحِبُّ الظَّالِمِينَ ﴿الشورى: ٤٠﴾

Answered by:

Mufti Ebrahim Salejee (Isipingo Beach)