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Can a wife give charity or sadqa from her husband earning

 Assalamu Alaikum Wa Rahmatullahi Wa Barakatuh
dear brothers and sisters as we know that a wife has two types of property or savings one which she has for her maintenance given by her husband and the second one is husband’s property for which she is caretaker
One of the question is that
  • from which property or shaving she can give charity and
  • how much reward she get
  • does any reward for husband also in the same good deeds that is charity for his earning
let us know about that in the light of authentic teaching of Prophet Muhammad ﷺ

Can wife give sadqa


Abu Hurairah reported The Messenger of Allah (saws ) as saying When a woman gives something (which) her husband has earned without being commanded by him to do so, she has half his reward.

Sahih (Al-Albani)

Sunan Abi Dawud 1687
In-book : Book 9, Hadith 132


“Ata said Abu Hurairah (ra) was asked Whether a woman could give sadaqah from the house (property) of her husband. He (abu hurairah ) replied `No’.
She can give it from her maintenance. The reward will be divided between them. It is not lawful for her to give sadaqah from her husband’s property without his permission.

Sahih Mauquf (Al-Albani)
Sunan Abi Dawud 1688
In-book : Book 9, Hadith 133

Conclusion 👇

From the above mentioned hadees we came to know that a wife should not be expend or give Charity (sadqa) from her husband’s property for which she is care taker.
She can give Charity (sadqa) from the savings she has which is given by her husband for her maintenance and she get full reward of her charity but the husband get double reward then her wife  a reward of Charity (sadqa) and a reward of his lawful earning
This is mercy of Almighty Allah about his slaves
May Almighty Allah guide us in his way, Aamin