Q: In which case is it permissible for a wife to take from her husband's money and belongings? If this occurs, what is the Kaffarah (expiation) for this? It should be mentioned that some of these belongings and money are available.
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It is impermissible for a woman to take from her husband's money except with his permission unless
he does not spend enough to cover her expenses. In this case, it is permissible for her to reasonably take what suffices her and her children. When
Hind bint `Utbah complained to the Prophet (peace be upon him) that her husband
Abu Sufyan did not spend enough for her and her children, he (peace be upon him) said:
Take of his money what reasonably suffices you and your children.
Thus, there is no Kaffarah (expiation) for this if the situation is as mentioned. However, if he does spend enough to cover her needs, she should return what she has taken from his money, even without informing him if she fears that this may annoy him or make him angry with her.May Allah grant us success. May peace and blessings be upon our Prophet Muhammad, his family, and Companions.