Q: I have been married for a few years, initially I stayed in a flat which belonged to me but after sometime my father in-law bought us a house. The house is owned by my wife. In regard to maintenance of the home, as the husband of the house, to what extent must I be responsible for the maintenance and expenditure on the building?
A: It is the husband’s duty to provide the home. Since you are living in your wife’s home then as a token of appreciation you may take care of the maintenance of the home.
And Allah Ta’ala (الله تعالى) knows best.
Mufti Zakaria Makada
Checked & Approved:
Mufti Ebrahim Salejee (Isipingo Beach)