A Nigerian man, Jisambo Abba has penned an insightful open letter to his male counterpart, his Muslim brothers in particular.
Abba wrote in his letter, which centered on financial comparability in couples, that a woman does not need her husband’s permission to spend her own money.
He further averred that while women can discuss with their husbands, they are not obligated to follow or take their business advice.
Read his opinion as shared on his Facebook page below…
Your wife doesn’t need your permission to take financial decisions regarding her own money. She can buy and sell land, houses, and conduct other business transactions.
She may however choose to consult you. And she may choose to disregard your business advice if she doesn’t find it viable. It’s her discretion.
Most of the stuff some of you love to flex muscle on top as religious instructions are just normative balderdash mixed with some “Allah says/Prophet says”.
If a woman trusts you, she won’t hide anything from you. But most times, it is that your ego and feeling of entitlement that makes them hide stuffs from you.
I know a Muslim woman that bought a car for herself and the husband stopped giving her money for domestic upkeep.
Another one bought a land and the husband insisted that she must put his name as the owner because he is the man! Please stop that entitlement nonsense!
Give our women a perfect level playing ground to thrive like their mates are doing in other parts of the world. The success of our women should make us feel happy. Not threatened.
Lastly, go back to Islamiya. Stop mistaking your ego for Islam. Islam does not thrive on anybody’s opinion.”