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Question : #383 Category: Women's Issues
Subject: obligation to ones wife
Question: I would like to have more information regarding the depth and extent of a husband's obligations for maintenance and expenses of the wife.

Is it true that the husband should provide the same level of life (luxuries, maids, education) as the wife had before marriage? Does the answer differ from one scholar to another? Are there any hadith and/or rulings in this regard?
Answer: The husband is obliged to provide his wife with food, clothing and housing in conformity with her social status and dignity; dignity meaning the same level of life that she had before marriage.

In this regard, the scholars share the same view.

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