17 Nov, 2017 | 27 Safar, 1439 AH

What does the scholars and jurists say about a situation where the husband of a woman dies and he was a government servant. His widow is entitled to receive his pension but she will have to go the post office for this as she cannot be given the pension without her signature or thumb impressions. Is she permissible to go the post office for this reason, considering that the pension is her only source of income?

                               In the Name of Allah, the Most Gracious, the Most Merciful.

                                   As-salāmu ‘alaykum wa-rahmatullāhi wa-barakātuh.

She will be allowed to go to the post office due to the above mentioned need.

قال فی التنویر وشرحہ: "(ومعتدۃ موت تخرج فی الجدیدین وتبیت) اکثر اللیل ( فی منزلھا) لان نفقتھا علیھا،فتحتاج للخروج ۔" وفی الشامیۃ: "(قولہ :لان نفقتھا علیھا ) ای لم تسقط باختیارھا۔۔۔۔ قال فی الھدایۃ: واما المتوفی عنھا زوجھا،فلانہ لانفقۃ لھا فتحتاج الی الخروج نھارا لطلب المعاش۔۔۔۔ قال فی الفتح:  والحا صل ان مدار حل خروجھا بسبب قیام شغل المعیشۃ،فیتقدر بقدرہ،فمتی انقضت حاجتھا لا یحل لھا بعد ذلک صرف الزمان خارج بیتھا۔" ( الدر مع الرد:3/536)

And Allah Ta’āla Knows Best

{Muhammad Imran Fani}

Checked and Approved By

{Mufti Abd-ul-Wahhab sb DB}

{Mufti Abd-ul-Naseer sb DB}