Paying for wife’s medical expenses
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Answered by Sidi Hamza Karamali

Faraz: This answer by Shaykh Hamza Karamali explains an important principle (common to classical legal texts) that the fiqh related to relationships merely defines the “legal minimum,” and doesn’t stipulate the “right” or optimal mode of conduct. The latter is understood from the works of hadith and propriety.

This is why the scholars of fiqh have emphasized the need for the student of fiqh to study hadith. Likewise, the scholars of hadith have cautioned that one cannot deduce rulings of law from hadith without referring to the works of the scholars of fiqh.

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