Husband Makes Troubles When He Reunites with Family Yearly
Fatwa No: 81842

Question

My husband works in Saudi Arabia. He comes to me 1 month in the whole year and whenever he comes he makes troubles with me and with our children. He wants me to apologize always and to treat him as a baby; what's your opinion?

Answer

All perfect praise be to Allah, The Lord of the Worlds. I testify that there is none worthy of worship except Allah, and that Muhammad  sallallaahu  `alayhi  wa  sallam ( may  Allaah exalt his mention ) is His slave and Messenger.

Allah the Almighty has given the wife great rights over her husband as He has given the husband great rights over his wife. Allah Says (what means):

• {And due to the wives is similar to what is expected of them, according to what is reasonable.} [Quran 2:228]

• {… and they have taken from you a solemn covenant?} [Quran4:21]

So, if both the husband and the wife respect the rights that Allah has prescribed on each one of them, their conjugal life will be good, happy and full of comfort. But if anyone of them fails to fulfill his/her counterpart's rights, this will badly influence their life and might, therefore, change their happiness to sorrow and grief. In such a situation, the one who suffered should be patient and should try to solve the problem wisely while asking Allah to lead him/her to the right path and waiting for Allah's relief of these problems. This is our advice to both of you.

For more benefit on the duties of husband and wife towards each other, and treating the wife honorably, please refer to Fataawa 85308, 85167, 86618, and 88304.

Allah knows best.

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