Wife giving Sadaqah from the husbands wealth without his permission

Q: Please tell me can a woman give Sadqah and khairaat without the permission of her husband from his income? 

Hadith: Narrated Abu Huraira: The Prophet (Sallallahu Alayhi Wasallam) said, “If the wife gives of her husband’s property (something in charity) without his permission, he will get half the reward.” Book 69, Sahih al-Bukhari 5360


A: This Hadith refers to where the husband has allowed her to spend from his wealth or she is sure that he will not mind.

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

وعن أبي هريرة رضي الله عنه قال : قال رسول الله صلى الله عليه وسلم : ” إذا أنفقت المرأة من كسب زوجها من غير أمره فلها نصف أجره ” (مشكاة #1948)

(قوله من غير أمره) أي مع علمها برضى الزوج صريحا أو دلالة وكان الشيئ قليلا (لمعات)

Answered by:

Mufti Zakaria Makada

Checked & Approved:

Mufti Ebrahim Salejee (Isipingo Beach)