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  • Problems because of living with in-laws Date: 21-12-2017

    Assalaamu alaykum. I want to explain my situation; I have been married for 17 years, and we have six children together. My mother-in-law has been living with us ever since we got married. My in-laws have been separated for a while now, but my father-in-law was living at my brother-in-law's house, and ever since they moved back home, my father-in-law.. More

  • Wife not entitled to know in-laws' secrets Date: 8-9-2017

    Assalaam alaykum, Shaykh. I pray this message finds you in the best of health and faith. I would like to request your time to answer a family question which has been troubling for some time. You have always been very helpful; thus I come to you again. May Allaah reward you for all your efforts. My parents sometimeswish to speak to me alone regarding.. More

  • Whether wife is obliged to cook for husband Date: 22-8-2017

    Assalaamu alaykum. I heard that our mother, Eve, used to cook for our father, Adam, peace be upon him. Is there any authentic source that confirms this? Should wives cook for their husbands? .. More

  • Helping sister leave husband's house without his permission Date: 21-8-2017

    Assalaamu alaykum. My sister and her husband had an argument, and my sister called me to get her because she could not take it anymore, as she said. I went to get her and brought her back to my house, and her husband told her that she had left without his permission. My question is: do I bear a sin because I went to get her? I hope to hear from you.. More

  • Husband works and lives in other country Date: 20-8-2017

    Assalaamu alaykum. I have been married for six years and have two little kids. Ever since we got married, my husband and I live seperately in two countries due to his job. He visits us once a year and spends about a month of time with us. We have not ever lived together for three months as he is working abroad. I have managed to live by myself thelast.. More

  • Wife has right to live in residence separate from in-laws Date: 27-7-2017

    Assalaamu alaykum. I told my husband that, acording to Islam, a married woman has the right to have her own home, meaning that she gets to live alone with her husband in peace, without somebody from his family living with them and causing trouble. His response was that if that is true, then why did the Prophet's daughter, Faatimah, live with her mother-in-law.. More

  • Woman's in-laws have no right in her money Date: 19-7-2017

    Assalaamu alaykum. I married my husband out of my own consent. He is from a different state within India and hence from a different culture. Soon after marriage, his family asked me to take a loan of four lakhs by pawning four lakhs that my father had given me at the time of my marriage, which I did. Soon after, they asked me to pay back two lakhs that.. More

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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: 24-1-2017

    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