442 fatwas

  • Allowing wife to work on condition she provides for herself Date: 12-7-2017

    Assalaamu alaykum. If a wife wants to work, is it ok if the husband lets her work in exchange of her exempting him from her financial maintenance by him? The husband gives her two options: 1) not work 2) work, but she will be responsible for her maintenance. .. More

  • Indian custom of obliging bride to pay dowry un-Islamic Date: 23-6-2017

    Assalaamu alaykum. (1) In our country, the family of the bride have to arrange the Waleemah(marriage banquet), and they have to pay the dowry as well. If the bride's family asks me for help/money, should I give it to them then? Or should I refrain from that, as it is part of an un-Islamic culture? (2) If a non-Muslim family asks me for help for the.. More

  • Spouses staying away from each other to keep spark alive Date: 10-6-2017

    Assalaamu alaykum. I read an article backed by scientific evidence on psychology that in long-term relationships like marriages, living apart most of the time keeps the spark alive for couples. I also feel the same. Can one try this sort of things to make their married life interesting and exciting, like by sending the wife to her parent's home and.. More

  • Husband not obliged to show wife private messages Date: 4-5-2017

    Assalaamu alaykum respected panel. First of all, I would like to say that I trust my husband and that he is a pious man who fears Allaah and does his best to act upon the rulings of Islam, and I trust that he will never lie or betray me, Allaah willing. My question is regarding his male friends, coworkers, etc. I know that guys share "certain jokes".. More

  • Spouses sleeping in separate beds Date: 26-4-2017

    Assalaamu alaykum. I came across these words of the Scholar Ibn Jawzi, may Allaah have mercy upon him: “The wife should have her own bed, and the husband should have his own bed. They should not engage in intimacy except in a state of [physical] perfection.” [Sayd Al-Khatir, p: 606] In light of this, is it permissible for spouses to have separate.. More

  • Wife pleasuring husband with piece of silk Date: 22-4-2017

    Assalaamu alaykum. Is it permissibile for the wife to pleasure her husband (by hand) with silk fabric? And is it permissible for the husband to sleep with his wife who wears silk pajamas? .. More

  • Roleplaying between spouses to enhance intimacy Date: 18-4-2017

    Assalaamu alaykum. What is the ruling on roleplaying between spouses to enhance one's sex life? Please elaborate. .. More

  • Husband wishes to live separately from wife Date: 12-4-2017

    Assalaamu alaykum. Is there anything wrong if a married couple decide to stay in separate arrangements (either in separate houses within the city or the husband in a separate city)? The wife will be kept in a safe place. They will meet regularly (almost weekly) and will be in regular communication. The husband will bear all the financial costs of the.. More

  • Ideal amount of intimacy between spouses Date: 8-4-2017

    Assalaam alaykum. Is there any hint in the biography of our Prophet, sallallaahu ‘alayhi wa sallam, or the writings of the Salaf (pious predecessors) on the ideal number of times per week or month that a couple should have intimacy in a way that keeps both of them satisfied and also prevents them from getting bored of each other (since too little.. More

  • Living with in-laws and wishing for private time with spouse Date: 23-1-2017

    Assalaamu alaykum. I live with my husband and his parents, and his parents do not plan to move. I can accept this with one condition. I want to ask my husband to take me somewhere once every two or three months without his parents or without anyone else, just me and him, because I am really grieving the loss of privacy with my husband. If my husband.. More

  • Whether to renew work contract abroad or return to wife Date: 3-1-2017

    Assalaamu alaykum. I have one question. I am married, but two years ago, I went to Saudi Arabia to get a job, and I am getting a good salary. Before coming to Saudi Arabia, my seven-month-old daughter died, and my finacial condition was not good at that time.My wife was also undergoing some depression, so I requested my wife to allow me to go to Saudi.. More

  • Announcing bigger dowry than one agreed upon in secret Date: 23-11-2016

    Assalaamu alaykum. The girl's guardian wants me to name a very big dowry. They say, "You do not have to pay it, the wife will forgive it. We just want you to name it for social prestige." My question is, is it permissible to name a huge dowry without having the ability to pay it or without having any wish to pay it? It feels like hypocrisy to me. .. More

  • Wife not obliged to live with mother-in-law Date: 21-11-2016

    My mother-in-law lives with us. She lives downstairs and we live upstairs in the same house. Her door is always open and we can see her anytime we wish. Her apartment is bigger than us. Our apartment is very small. If you come out of the bedroom or the bathroom, you are in living room. Recently, she has been sick with a cough, and she says that it gets.. More

  • Promise to return dowry to husband after marriage Date: 20-11-2016

    Assalaamu alaykum. I recently got married, although my marriage did not last very long. I married and agreed to a very high bridal gift with the family (21,000 dollars). There was an agreement between my wife and me that this would be paid back to me after entering the marriage. This agreement was made before the marriage. After two months, we divorced.. More

  • Husband not obliged to spend on wife's studies Date: 9-11-2016

    Assalaamu alaykum wa rahmatullaah, respected Mufti. My query is: who should pay the expenditures if one's wife is studying (like Medicine for women and child health) and she does not have a job? Is it included in spending on her? Or does the wife have to return this to the husband? May Allaah reward you well. .. More