444 fatwas

  • 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

  • Wife not obliged to spend on mother-in-law or live with her Date: 29-10-2016

    Assalaamu alaykum Shaykh. I have a problem and need your advice. I and my small children have made Hijrah (emigration) to Morocco. My husband will not be able to join us for maybe two years, so he is currently in Sweden. My mother-in-law lives in france with her husband, but ever since I and my children moved to Morocco, she has been here with us for.. More

  • Husband concealing health condition Date: 13-10-2016

    Assalaamu alaykum. My husband is very genuine and strictly follows Islam, but, as a wife, I do not get any opportunity to serve him or help him. He does not share anything with me regarding his personel health. He does not like to get any help from me or from others, so how can I get a reward from Allaah when he does not share his personal condition.. More

  • She and her husband live with her stepfather who makes lewd comments to her Date: 20-9-2016

    I went on a vacation two months ago and just came back. I totally changed. I do not like to go near my stepfather anymore. I feel very uncomfortable. What happened is that my husband and I were having sexual intercourse and caught my stepfather watching us. My stepfather would call me all sorts of names prior to being caught. He would say many things,.. More

  • Wife not obliged to serve in-laws Date: 19-9-2016

    Assalaamu alaykum. My mother and father are fighting almost daily on the topic that my mother has to do the work of my grandparents since we all live together. My mother feels that she is not free to make her own choices and urges my father to live separately. My father tells her to be patient because he cannot leave my grandparents alone since they.. More

  • Basic rights of wife over husband Date: 18-9-2016

    Assalaamu alaykum. I have been married for thirteen years and have not gotten any children. I stayed with my in laws and husband. Now, because over a period of a few months many misunderstandings have developed between my in-laws and me, he made me stay with my parents since several months without any relation between us; we just speak on the phone... More

  • Husband refuses to pay wife's maintenance Date: 18-9-2016

    Assalaamu alaiykum. The woman is married but still resides in her father's home. It might be a few more month or years since her father-in-law is unwell and the husband does not want to take the wife to his home until his father gets well. The husband refuses to pay for her maintenance without any good reason, can the wife ask for a Khulʻ according.. More

  • Wife may give up right to bridal gift Date: 2-9-2016

    Assalaamu alaykum. I got married last week and on the day of the marriage, the uncle came to me and quoted a false hadith arguing that the bridal gift should be an amount enough to cause a bit of pain to the groom (for security purposes). Even though I insisted that the amount should be such that I start my married life without debts, he refused, stating.. More

  • Old husband with strong sexual desire Date: 28-7-2016

    My husband is a 68-year-old religious man. His sexual desire is still very high. I am 64 years old. Our circumstances do not allow him to marry a second wife for social reasons like fear of creating bad relations between our children and my husband and possible adverse affects feared on our daughters' marriages. Hence, he does not prefer to do that.. More

  • Husband cannot take dowry back after wife's death Date: 2-7-2016

    Assalaamu alaykum. My maternal grandfather has three daughters and a son. He handed over a property to my grandmother as mahr (bridal gift). In turn, my grand mother gifted said property to her three daughters through a registered gift deed. Recently, my grandmother died, after the death of my grandmother, my grandfather asked her daughters to return.. More

  • Wife not obliged to serve in-laws or live with them Date: 17-5-2016

    Assalaamu alaykum. I have a question. My husband's younger brother is not married, so my mother-in-law wants to find a wife for him, the problem is that he lives in Europe and does not have money to move to his country. So my mother-in-law wants to find a wife for him, but this wife is going to stay in their country and live with my mother-in-law and.. More