Islamic Center of Jersey City

Address 17 Park Street, Jersey City, New Jersey 07304

phone (201) 725-7323

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I and my husband got divorced, and the judge issued a verdict that I (the wife) should pay my ex a monthly alimony. Is this permissible in Islam? هل بإمكان الرجل أن يحصل على النفقة؟ تطلقت أنا وزوجي وقد أصدر القاضي حكما يقضي بأنه علي (أنا الزوجة) أن أقوم بصرف نفقة شهرية لطليقي. هل هذا جائز في الإسلام؟

The wife does not bear any expenses in Islam. All the expenses are borne by men: before marriage, during marriage, and afterwards. Allah says: “Men are in charge of women by what Allah has given one over the other and what they spend from their wealth.” Allah also says: “But give them compensation -the wealthy according to his capability and the poor according to his capability- a provision according to what is acceptable, a duty upon the doers of good.”

.لا نفقة فى الإسلام على الزوجة فجميع الحقوق فيما قبل الزواج وأثناءه وبعده يتحملها الرجل
.(قال تعالى: "الرجال قوامون على النساء بما فضل الله بعضهم على بعض وبما أنفقوا من أموالهم" (النساء٣٤
وقال تعالى: "ومتعوهن على الموسع قدره وعلى المقتر قدره متاعا
(بالمعروف حقا على المحسنين." (البقرة ٢٣٦

Let's say that X knows a person B, who is an alcoholic and beats his wife. X does not report B to anyone who could take action on B. He chooses to do nothing. Eventually, B's wife is killed by B in a domestic argument. B is later tried in court, but because there are not enough witnesses, B is found innocent. X chooses not to testify. B later on marries someone else, who X knows, but X still doesn't tell her about B's character. Is X being sinful through inaction? Asked on:

Indeed, he is considered sinful for not testifying truthfully. Allah the Almighty says:
“Do not conceal the testimony, for he, who does, is sinful at heart, and Allah knows what you do.”
(Surah Al-Baqarah: 283)

:نعم هو اثم لعدم ادلائه بالحق اولا و اخيرا. قال تعالى
"ولا تكتموا الشهادة، و من يكتمها فإنه آثم قلبه و الله بما تعملون عليم"
(سورة البقرة: 283)