Daily Archives: March 24, 2014
The Stingy Husband (Hadith No. 1908)
Hadith no. 1907 (below) is a repeat. Read it here.
Volume 3, Book 34, Number 412 :
Narrated by Anas bin Malik (radiallaahu `anhu)
Abu Taiba cupped Allah’s Apostle (sallallaahu `alayhi wasallam) and so Allah’s Apostle (sallallaahu `alayhi wasallam) ordered that a Sa of dates be paid to him and ordered his masters (for he was a slave) to reduce his tax.
Volume 3, Book 34, Number 413 :
Narrated by ‘Aisha (radiallaahu `anhaa)
Hind, the mother of Mu’awiya said to Allah’s Apostle (sallallaahu `alayhi wasallam), “Abu Sufyan (her husband) is a miser. Am I allowed to take from his money secretly?” The Prophet (sallallaahu `alayhi wasallam) said to her, “You and your sons may take what is sufficient reasonably and fairly.”
It is not permissible for the wife to take anything from her husband’s wealth except with his permission, unless he is stingy with her in spending what he is obliged to spend. In that case it is permissible for her to take what is sufficient for her and her children, on a reasonable basis.