Does the husband have the right to control his wife's money.

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Al salamo alaikom,


I want to ask about how much should the wife ibays her sister is married, before my father died he bought a flat & put her name & my name in the contract..

her husband wants her to buy my share in the flat then hire the flat to's worth mentioning that he didn't buy her a marriage flat, so she don't have a place tp stay except my father's house & that flat......he made a condition on her that if she refuses to give buy my share & hire the flat he will divorce her.


I want to ask if this is in Islam? does the husband have the right to control his wife's money or properties? and if my sister refused to do what he wants will she be blamed if they get divorced?.


jazakom allah khair


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Husband demands wife’s Property

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A woman in Islam has absolute rights over her own property; and it would be absolute injustice and oppression on the part of the husband if he were to force or coerce his wife to hand over her property to him, or share the property with him, or do something with the property which she does not wish to do.  The wife is completely entitled to her own property and she may do with it whatever she wills and pleases.


If your sister were to refuse to obey the unjust commands of her husband regarding her property, and the husband were to divorce her because of that….it is the husband alone who will be held blameworthy and accountable for his injustice and oppression to his wife in the Court of Allah Subhanah.


Whatever written of Truth and benefit is only due to Allah’s Assistance and Guidance, and whatever of error is of me alone.  Allah Alone Knows Best and He is the Only Source of Strength.


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