Q: I am engaged to marry a man who is struggling financially and now wants to postpone our wedding. I was the one to encourage him starting a business and both of us were aware that it wont be easy. I now have a job that provides a good salary to start our marriage off but he states he will be punished for accepting my money and not providing for his wife. Please advise on this. He is working hard to get by but the business isn't making a profit yet. Is it wrong if we get married and I uphold the household till the business makes a profit?
A: It is the responsibility of the husband to provide and fend for the wife, but if the wife gives happily it is permissible and there will be no sin on the husband.
Also, you are not supposed to be going out and working. If you are and no Shar'i law is being broken, e.g. Hijaab, etc. then it will be permissible, otherwise not. So if you are not contravening any law of Shari'ah and you give towards the expenses, there is no sin on anyone.
I advise to get married as soon as possible. The marriage itself will be a source of blessings, Inshaa Allah.
May Allah Ta'aala grant ease and Barakah, Aameen.
Moulana Yusuf Laher