The Messenger of Allaah (sallallaahu ‘alayhi wa sallam) stated:
It’s not allowed for the woman to spend anything from her wealth except with the permission of her husband.
Shaykh Al-Albaanee (may Allaah have mercy upon him) stated:
This Hadeeth indicates that it is not permissible for the woman to spend from her wealth except with the permission of her husband. That’s from the complete authority/responsibility that our Lord, The Blessed and Most High, has given to him (the husband) over her (the wife). However it is not befitting for the husband, if he’s a (truly pious) Muslim, to take advantage of this ruling, thereby oppressing his wife and preventing her from spending her wealth in a manner that doesn’t harm the both of them. And how much does this right resemble the right of the guardian of the girl who cannot marry herself off without her guardian’s permission! If he (the guardian) leaves her to remain single (without right; not marrying her off), she may raise the affair to the Islamic legislative judge in order for him (the judge) to grant her justice. Likewise is the case regarding the ruling of the wealth of the woman. If the husband transgresses against her and prevents her from spending her wealth in the manner that’s legislated, the judge can also grant her justice (in this case). Therefore, there’s no problem with the ruling itself. Rather the problem is only in the (husband’s) evil implementation of it. So take note (of that). Continue reading →
Question posed to Imaam Ibn Baaz (may Allaah have mercy upon him):
The mentioning of the wealth always come before the mentioning of the children in the Qur’aan although the children are more precious with the parent than his wealth. What is the wisdom behind that?
The fitnah of the wealth is more (than the fitnah of the children). That’s because the wealth aids him upon fulfilling the prohibited desires and other than that. This is different from the children. Indeed it’s possible that the parent is tested by them and he disobeys Allaah due to them. However the fitnah of wealth is greater and more severe. Based upon this, Allaah began with (mentioning) the wealth before the children. Like in His statement: “It is not your wealth or your children which gets you closer to Us.” (Saba: 37) And His statement: “Indeed your wealth and your children are only a test.” (At-Taghaabun: 15) And His statement: “Oh you who believe, do not let your wealth nor your children divert you from the remembrance of Allaah. Whoever does so then those are the ones whom are the losers.” (Al-Munaafiqoon: 9) Continue reading →