Question 60: A woman had a debt that she did not repay when she was young. When she married and her circumstances changed, she took a gold ring and watch that she had owned prior to marriage and sold them to repay her debt. She did not tell her husband the truth; she said that she had lost them. What is the legal ruling on this and what is the solution?
Answer: If the reality is as mentioned, she did nothing wrong in selling her possessions to repay her debt. There is no blame on her for doing that, as it was narrated by Muslim in his “Saheeh (Book of Authentic Hadeeth)”, on the authority of Umm Kulthum bint ‘Uqqbah, who said... read more here.