Fatwa ID: 02781
Answered by: Maulana Tahsin Alam
Assalamu Alaikum Wa Rahmatullah
Can a husband ask the wife to share household expenses? It is the case when the husband is earning way less than the wife and it is very difficult to run household expenses. Or it depends on wife whether she wants to share or not.
بِسْمِ اللهِ الرَّحْمنِ الرَّحِيْم
In the name of Allah, the Most Gracious, the Most Merciful
Assalamu Alaikum Wa Rahmatullahi Wa Barakaatuh
The husband is obligated to provide for his wife and children according to the Sharīʿah. If a husband has allowed his wife to work, they may mutually come to an agreement in sharing the household expenses.
Only Allah Ta’ala knows best
Written by Maulana Tahsin Alam
Checked and approved by Ustadha Sabrina
Darul Ifta Birmingham