Wife assets

Q:

I need to know that after marriage a woman get gold from husband and her own family, within a year due to financial crisis husband requests her to give him that and as things got better he will return all of it, while after selling it all he refuses that it was hers he claims it was all her property and he doesn’t owe her anything. what are the rulings of islam on it, is it a debt on him and does he need to clear it or not?

A:

Your question is not clear to me: Do you mean to ask that your husband took your jewelry and other gifts (given to you at the time of marriage) on condition that he will return them to you? If this is correct, he is obligated to return them to you. If he refuses to do so, he is committing a grave sin. He will have to answer before Allah.  Allah says:

“If you desire to take one wife in place of another, even if you have given to one of them a great sum, take back nothing from it. Would you take it by way of calumny and manifest sin?” (Qur’an: 4: 20).

Let him ponder on the following words of the Prophet (peace be upon him):

“The bankrupt person of my community is the one who appears before Allah on the Day of Judgement with prayers, charities, and fasts, and yet he has been guilty of mocking, slandering, robbing people. So, the rewards of his good deeds will be distributed among his victims, and if still their dues are not paid in full, their sins will be imposed on him, and then he will be dumped into the fire-pit!” (Reported by Muslim and others).

I am sure that no Muslim would like to end up in such a miserable situation.

Almighty Allah Knows best.

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