Male Qawwaamah, is it a form of duty and not an elevation?

4- He said that the male Qawwaamah (the right of the man upon the woman resulting from the duties imposed upon him towards her) over women is a form of duty and not an elevation.

Answer: This is a mistake and the correct opinion is that men’s Qawwaamah over women is both a duty and an elevation, since Allaah (Glorified and Exalted be He) says: Men are the protectors and maintainers of women, because Allaah has made one of them to excel the other, and because they spend (to support them) from their means. Hence, Allaah (Glorified be He) makes it clear that He has granted men Qawwaamah over women due to two points. 

First: The advantage of men over women in general. 

Second: Men’s spending from their means to support women, such as paying Mahr (mandatory gift to the bride from her groom) and other expenditures  read more here.

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