A woman had a debt that she did not repay when she was young. When she married and her circumstances changed, she took a gold ring and watch that she had owned prior to marriage and sold them to repay her debt. She did not tell her husband the truth; she said that she had lost them.
(Part No. 19; Page No. 251) What is the legal ruling on this and what is the solution?
If the reality is as mentioned, she did nothing wrong in selling her possessions to repay her debt. There is no blame on her for doing that, as
it was narrated by Muslim in his "Sahih (Book of Authentic Hadith)",
on the authority of
Um Kulthum bint ‘Uqbah, who said,
“I never heard the Prophet (peace be upon him) grant a concession for lying, except in three (cases): war, reconciliation between people, and a man talking with his wife and woman talking with her husband.”
May Allah grant us success. May peace and blessings be upon our Prophet Muhammad, his family, and Companions.