[Q 177] Husband’s Rights to Wife’s Income


Husband works and he has to give a portion to his wife (or wives). But if the wife has an income source (a job). Does the husband have any right to it?

بسم الله الرحمن الرحيم

الجواب بعون الملك الوهاب اللهم هداية الحق والصواب


The husband is required to maintain his wife’s maintenance by means of providing her food, shelter and clothing. Apart from that, no specific amount is obligatory on the husband. Therefore, the husband is the full owner of his income. The wife has no right, but if he gives money etc. to his wife, it is a favor on his part.

And the wife is the sole owner of her income. The husband has no right in it, but if she spends her wealth on her husband and children, it is a favor and a good deed on her part.

Answered by: Arif Raza Madani (Ask Mufti Scholar)

Verified by: Mufti Sajid Attari

Translated by: Mawlana Gohar Madani

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