Financial Independency of the Working Wives (An Empirical Study in the Fields of Law and Shariah)

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Dr. Zainab Zakaria Ali Al Mabdeh, Dr. Amneh Irsheid Mahmoud Al Oqaily, Dr. Hiyam Mohammed Al-Zidaneen


This empirical study aimed to shed a light on financial independency of the working wives from the perspectives of the ones specialized in law and shariah. The provisions regulating financial independency aim to regulate the financial issues related to spouses due to having common funds. They aim to regulate the financial issues, because the marital relationship hinders wives from claiming for their financial rights in most cases. The present study aimed to shed a light on the provisions in Shariah and the provision of the Jordanian Personal Status Law and other laws in this regard.

The researchers of the study adopted an inductive descriptive approach. It was found that the existence of the marital relationship is neither a reason for the elimination of financial independency of the working wives nor a reason for merging it with financial independency of the husband. In fact, under the provisions of the law and shariah, the working wives have an independent financial independency which grants them the right to dispose her funds. However, having legislations granting the working wives this right is not enough to protect her financial rights. Therefore, the present study aimed to offer several suggestions after reviewing the relevant laws. For instance, the researchers of the present study recommends drafting a bill that aims at letting the family and women experience psychological stability. After approving the bill, the law must be added to the Jordanian Personal Status Law.

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