My wife has a daughter by a previous husband, whom I brought
up in the best manner. I owed her a sum of 13,000 Riyals which I gave her when she married. However, on giving her dues, she refused insisting that I take them myself, bearing in mind that the sum of money was not her dowry - it was the revenue of goats I had bred for her. Is it permissible for me to take this sum of money?
If the daughter is of full age, the money will be yours. Moreover, if you think that her insistence on giving it to you is merely out of shyness, not of complete free will, it will be more cautious not to accept it. May Allah grant us success. May peace and blessings be upon our Prophet Muhammad, his family, and Companions.