I am concerned I might commit sin while at University, as boys and girls share rooms and dorms, and fornication is openly commited.
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Salaam. I am a student who will be going to University next year inshaAllah. I am concerned I might commit sin while at University, as boys and girls share rooms and dorms, and fornication is openly commited. I would like to marry to protect myself. However I have no income of my own and would not be able to finance my wife. My parents however could easily support a wife, if i were to marry. I was wondering if it was fardh that I have to finance my wife, or if it were permissible for my parents to finance her. Thank you for any help. Salaam
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Can parents finance wife
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Your Question: I was wondering if it was fardh that I have to finance my wife, or if it were permissible for my parents to finance her.
Allah Says in the Holy Quran Chapter 4 Surah Nisaa verse 34:
34 Men are the protectors and maintainers of women because Allah has given the one more than the other and because they support them from their means. Therefore the righteous women are devoutly obedient and guard in (the husband's) absence what Allah would have them guard.
Islam has laid the complete financial responsibility for the upkeep of women on the shoulders of the men.thus if you were to marry, the primary responsibility for the financial upkeep of your wife would be upon you. But if your parents, of their own free will, wish to sponsor the financial burden for the upkeep of your wife until Allah Subhanah blesses you with enough sustenance, there is absolutely no harm and no restriction on them doing so in Shariah.
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