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What is Nafaqah?
What is Nafaqah?
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‘Nafaqah’ is a jurisprudential term used for women, kin (relatives) and property. It is predominantly used for women/wives and denotes the financial support that is obligatory upon men (when certain conditions are met) to provide for their spouses.[1] The Nafaqah usually covers the wife’s food, clothing and shelter.[2]


[1] Mu’jam al-Mustalahaat wal-Alfaadh al-Fiqhiyyah, vol. 3, p. 432.

[2] Al-Fiqh ala al-Madhaahib al-Arba’ah wa Madhhab Ahl al-Bayt, vol. 4, p. 660.


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