Financial right of the wife

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السلام عليكم و رحمة الله و بركاته I would like to know about the rights of a wife over a husband. Particularly regarding a monthly financial allowance. Please include ahadith and quraanic Ayat stating it’s importance and it needing to be paid. جزاك الله خيرا


In the Name of Allah, the Most Gracious, the Most Merciful.

As-salāmu ‘alaykum wa-rahmatullāhi wa-barakātuh.

We take note of the contents of your query. However, your question is unclear. What do you mean by “allowance”? Are you referring to basic maintenance, food, clothing and shelter or something else? If so, explain in detail.

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Ref: Hammad Jogiat

And Allah Ta’āla Knows Best

Hammad bin Ismail Jogiat

Student Darul Iftaa
Cambridge, Ontario, Canada

Checked and Approved by,
Mufti Ebrahim Desai.

This answer was collected from, which is operated under the supervision of Mufti Ebrahim Desai from South Africa.

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