Marriage Does Not Decrease Provision
Fatwa No: 379447

Question

Assalamu alikum i want to ask is it correct to say then when a Man marries a Woman. Her fate will increase or decrease his provision.One of my colleague was recently married and right after the marriage his first salary came which was lower then which he was earning before the marriage. So another colleague said in a taunting way that its the fate of his wife due to which it happened.

Answer

All perfect praise be to Allah, The Lord of the Worlds. I testify that there is none worthy of worship except Allah, and that Muhammad  sallallaahu  `alayhi  wa  sallam ( may  Allaah exalt his mention ) is His slave and Messenger.

How can your friend confirm that the reason for the decrease of provision happened because this man married this woman? This is talking about the unseen and the unknown without knowledge; Allah alone Knows the unseen and the unknown. There are many possible reasons why his salary dropped; so how can he be so sure and confirm this?

One cannot use the narration reported by Al-Bukhaari and Muslim as evidence for this; the narration reads: “Bad omen is in three things; one’s horse, wife and house.” The scholars have different opinions regarding the meaning of this narration.

In any case, one cannot confirm that the marriage of this man caused the decrease of his provision as we stated above.

Allah knows best.

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