Wife wishing to sell husband’s property

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Q: Wife and son wants to sell property without fathers/husband permission. He bought the property and put it on his wifes name 26 years ago because he works in Saudi Arabia. After some time he took a second wife and now his first wife son wants to sell the property.


A: If it was bought for the wife and she was given full control then the property belongs to her. She can then sell it and do whatever she wants with it.

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


Answered by:

Mufti Ebrahim Salejee (Isipingo Beach)

This answer was collected from MuftiOnline.co.za, 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.