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Husband’s money in charity

Fatwaa ID: 2108

Question:
Assalāmuʿalykum wa raḥmatullāhi wa barakātuh
If smn asked you for lillah money for the child’s admission fees and you have your husband’s money with you. Can you give this lillah money without his permission?
جزاك الله خيرا

Answer:
In the Name of Allaah, the Most Gracious, the Most Merciful.
As-salaamu ‘alaykum wa-rahmatullaahi wa-barakaatuh.

In principle, the husband’s money is his; it does not belong to the wife nor does she have the permission to spend it as she wishes unless permission was granted to her. If someone asked her for charity, she may give from her own money, not from the husband’s money unless he gave her permission to do so.

And Allaah Ta’aala knows best.
Mufti Muajul I. Chowdhury
Darul Iftaa New York
https://askthemufti.us/

07/27/1445 AH – 02/08/2024 CE | AML1-8790

وصل اللهم وسلم وبارك على سيدنا محمد وعلى ءاله وصحبه أجمعين

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