Providing for one’s wife

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Q: Is it the husbands duty to provide for his wife? If so, what exactly is meant by provide? Does this include everything in the home?


A: He is responsible for providing for all her needs, her clothing, her food and her home.

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


Answered by:

Mufti Ebrahim Salejee (Isipingo Beach)

This answer was collected from, where the questions have been answered by Mufti Zakaria Makada (Hafizahullah), who is currently a senior lecturer in the science of Hadith and Fiqh at Madrasah Ta’leemuddeen, Isipingo Beach, South Africa.

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