Can a husband ask the wife to share household expenses?

Fatwa ID: 02781

Answered by: Maulana Tahsin Alam​

Question:

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

Answer:

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

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