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Can a husband ask the wife to share household expenses?

Answered according to Hanafi Fiqh by DarulIftaBirmingham


Answered by: Maulana Tahsin Alam​


Question:


Assalamu Alaikum Wa Rahmatullah


Can a husband ask the wife to share household expenses? It is the case when the husband is earning way less than the wife and it is very difficult to run household expenses. Or it depends on wife whether she wants to share or not.


بِسْمِ اللهِ الرَّحْمنِ الرَّحِيْم


In the name of Allah, the Most Gracious, the Most Merciful


Answer:


Assalamu Alaikum Wa Rahmatullahi Wa Barakaatuh


The husband is obligated to provide for his wife and children according to the Sharīʿah. If a husband has allowed his wife to work, they may mutually come to an agreement in sharing the household expenses.


 


Only Allah Ta’ala knows best


Written by Maulana Tahsin Alam


Checked and approved by Ustadha Sabrina


Darul Ifta Birmingham


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