SHAFAQNA – The Grand Ayatollah Sistani answered questions about maintenance (financial support for wife’s living expenses by the husband).
Question: What does it mean by expenses, and maintenance which each husband must pay for his wife? Must it be according to the social status of the husband or according to the family position of the wife? Or is it neither this nor that?
The Grand Ayatollah Sistani: The criterion is the status of the wife relative to the position of the husband.
Source: PERSIAN SHAFAQNA