Wife demanding a bigger house

Answered according to Hanafi Fiqh by

Q: If a wife is demanding a new house, as the house in which she is living is not up to her standard, then the husband has the right to say ask your parents (wife’s parents) to give you one ? as his salary is not enough to buy a new or big home.


A: The husband is under no obligation to give her more than what he can afford nor is it appropriate for him to make these types of suggestions.

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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