In today’s globalized world, modernity often sparks debates. One such issue revolves around wives requesting allowances. Should a wife, particularly one without her own source of income, be entitled to a monthly allowance?
The husband’s duty is to support his wife reasonably, covering essentials like accommodation, food, clothing, and medical care. This aligns with the Quranic guidance emphasizing fair treatment and provision for one’s spouse. As stated in Surah An-Nisa (4:34), ‘Men are the protectors and maintainers of women.’ If the husband fulfills these responsibilities, he has met his obligations. Providing a personal allowance is discretionary and not mandatory. Many couples successfully manage their finances and livelihood without formal employment.