Taking money from one’s wife without her permission

Answered according to Hanafi Fiqh by

Q: Can an unemployed man in debt take money from his employed wife to pay a debt without asking her permission, but having the full intention of replacing the money? Is that regarding as theft?


A: This is not permissible. He should not take her wealth without her permission and wilful consent to pay off his debts.

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


Answered by:

Mufti Zakaria Makada

Checked & Approved:

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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