Money

Money is any item or verifiable record that is generally accepted as payment for goods and services and repayment of debts, such as taxes, in a particular country or socio-economic context.

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Abbas Di Palma, Shaykh Abbas Di Palma holds a BA and an MA degree in Islamic Studies, and certifications from the Language Institute of Damascus University. He has also studied traditional Islamic sciences in... Answered 1 month ago

as salam alaikum

the wallet of your husband is considered as his property, so it is not right to take money from it without is approval.

In the mentioned case, the best thing would be to reach an agreement between you and your husband where you can save and share your money in fair and satisfactory way for both. If it is not possible, starting two separated accounts could be another option.

Islamically, the wife's money belongs to her and she can use in halal way at her discretion; therefore the husband has no right to prevent her from them unless there is a previous agreement that allows him to do that.

With prayers for your success.

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Abbas Di Palma, Shaykh Abbas Di Palma holds a BA and an MA degree in Islamic Studies, and certifications from the Language Institute of Damascus University. He has also studied traditional Islamic sciences in... Answer updated 1 month ago

as salam alaikum

islamically, there is nothing wrong in accepting a gift. If you feel a "burden" from what is given to you, you can persuade your friend to give those money in charity elsewhere or you can yourself give them as charity.

However if you are in need of money for basic living to the point that it is a matter of survival for you and/or people depending on you, you should accept the gift and thank Allah for His mercy.

With prayers for your success.

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Sayyed Mohammad Al-Musawi, Sayyed Mohammad al-Musawi is originally from Iraq and heads up the World Ahlul Bayt Islamic League in London. Other than being involved in various humanitarian projects, he frequently responds to... Answered 4 months ago

If all his income is forbidden, then it will not permissible to take part.

Wassalam.

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Amina Inloes, Amina Inloes is originally from the US and has a PhD in Islamic Studies from the University of Exeter on Shi'a hadith. She is the program leader for the MA Islamic Studies program at the... Answered 5 months ago

I am sorry to hear you went through that. I hope you are not suffering too much on a practical level from your loss. 

As human beings, we are subject to two forces regarding money: the will/sustenance of God, and the free will of human beings.

Sustenance, as something from God, is greater at some times and less at other times. There are times when we receive more than we fairly should, and there are times when we unjustly lose money or other people take it from us (legally or illegally).  In general these things balance out. However, God has promised to sustain everyone, and just because you have lost money now does not mean that it will not come back in some way.

From a human perspective, while one person has the free will to take money from another, that money will not have blessings and that person will probably not enjoy it long term or will lose out in another way. 

Money comes and goes, but what we have is our character and our good deeds. Perhaps the best thing to do is to be grateful that you are a person of good character, you are not a thief or an embezzler, and you are free from the burden of this sin that the other person has committed. You may be anxious now, but thieves never sleep easily!

As for other reasons why it happened.. that is really a matter specific to your situation. Sometimes people take money from us because we are sympathetic, sometimes because we are deceived, sometimes because we are careless, sometimes because they are better at playing games with the law, or other reasons. I am sure you can identify what the reason was and learn whatever lesson you can from it. If your motives for giving money were sympathy or to invest in something positive or something similar, then surely this is something praiseworthy and again you can be at peace knowing that at least you made a good decision.

Beyond that, it is good to spend some time in prayer and ask Allah why this happened. There are many reasons that things happen to us (our own free will, a divine test, part of the divine plan, etc) and perhaps a higher wisdom may become clear. Also, money is often a tool used to push us towards where we should be in life (for instance, needing to go to a certain country or city for work, or needing to leave a place or change our plans in life for financial reasons). 

Also you can ask Allah to protect you from this happening again.

I hope that your financial situation improves and you will be feeling better soon!

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Sayyed Mohammad Al-Musawi, Sayyed Mohammad al-Musawi is originally from Iraq and heads up the World Ahlul Bayt Islamic League in London. Other than being involved in various humanitarian projects, he frequently responds to... Answered 7 months ago

No, it is not permissible for the husband to take from his wife's money with out her permission. Wife's money is her money only and there is no right for her husband to think that it is his money.

All the livelihood expenses of the wife is on her husband even f she is a rich woman, and whatever he spends on her is her right on him and not loan on her.

Wassalam.

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Sayyed Mohammad Al-Musawi, Sayyed Mohammad al-Musawi is originally from Iraq and heads up the World Ahlul Bayt Islamic League in London. Other than being involved in various humanitarian projects, he frequently responds to... Answer updated 8 months ago

Usually, supermarkets in non Muslim countries sell variety of items which are either allowed or Haraam. The money earned from selling the Haraam items is not permissible while money earned from selling Halal items is allowed. Try to know the ratio of it as much as you can.

You need to avoid using the Haram part of the money as much as you can.

Wassalam 

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Zaid Alsalami, Shaykh Dr Zaid Alsalami is an Iraqi born scholar, raised in Australia. He obtained a BA from Al-Mustafa University, Qom, and an MA from the Islamic College in London. He also obtained a PhD from... Answered 10 months ago

Bismihi ta'ala

It would be best for such a person to find an occupation that is free of any kind of physically strenuous work. Maybe select an office job, or something that you would be good at, and also be able to earn an income from. 

With prayers for your success.

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Sayyed Mohammad Al-Musawi, Sayyed Mohammad al-Musawi is originally from Iraq and heads up the World Ahlul Bayt Islamic League in London. Other than being involved in various humanitarian projects, he frequently responds to... Answered 10 months ago

You will be rewarded for your kind intention of giving in charity, but if you come to know that the charity money was not given to the deserving, you must take it back from him and make it reach to the deserving. Your donation will be accepted when it reaches to the deserving.

Wassalam.

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Sayyed Mohammad Al-Musawi, Sayyed Mohammad al-Musawi is originally from Iraq and heads up the World Ahlul Bayt Islamic League in London. Other than being involved in various humanitarian projects, he frequently responds to... Answered 10 months ago

If the money or thing which you found has any sign which can lead to knowing the owner, then you must look for the owner by announcing in place where you expect the owner to reach to. If you do not reach to the owner, you should then give what you found in charity on behalf of the owner.

If the money or the thing you found has no sign at all, then you should give it in charity on behalf of the owner.

Wassalam.

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Zaid Alsalami, Shaykh Dr Zaid Alsalami is an Iraqi born scholar, raised in Australia. He obtained a BA from Al-Mustafa University, Qom, and an MA from the Islamic College in London. He also obtained a PhD from... Answered 1 year ago

Bismihi ta'ala

Having such feelings after this incident probably happening a long time ago is a positive sign of your righteousness. Seeing that you have repented, the only thing remaining is that you pay that specific amount back. 

Should you wish to sponsor orphan/s, then that would also be an honourable thing for you, or any beleiver to do.

Wassalam