Questions tagged [husband-wife]

This tag refers to the relationship between husband and wife

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Is a married couple allowed to be naked during sex?

I heard in a bayan (sermon) that the married couples should not be fully naked (without any clothes) even during sex. This answer states that the ayats 23:5-6 reveals that the couples can be naked. ...
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If the husband hits the wife in anger, can the wife hit back?

If there was a misunderstanding between the husband and wife and if the husband hits the wife in anger, can the wife hit back?
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A husband made a list of demands which prompted his wife to leave Islam; are all of them legally acceptable?

Among one of many testimonials of ex-Muslims, WikiIslam (reposting from FaithFreedom) lists how Andrea, a US convert to Islam, was prompted to leave Islam by a list of demands made by her husband. ...
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What does being an obedient wife really mean? [duplicate]

As I understand, Muslim wives are required to be obedient: ... So righteous women are devoutly obedient, guarding in [the husband's] absence what Allah would have them guard. ... -- Qur'an 4:34 ...
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In a forced marriage, is sex obligatory for the woman?

If you are in a forced marriage in Islam, is it still necessary to perform sexual intercourse with your husband/wife? If you are not happy or give consent to having any sexual activities performed on ...
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Is a Muslim husband allowed to have sex with his multiple wives simultaneously?

Is it permissible for a man to have sex with 2 or 3 wives at a time if his wives have no problem to have sex and have no problem to share their husband together? Note that, they are wives, not hired ...
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How much information should be shared between potential husband and wife before nikkah?

Suppose a girl has issues with her monthly cycle and she took some hormone treatment to fix it and she is satisfied with the treatment. However she walks into marriage without sharing this detail with ...
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What to do when a Muslim convert husband claimed to be a non-Muslim out of anger?

I’m a Muslim. I’m married to a man who converted to Islam before we got married. We have now been married for 11 years. In one of his mobile text messages to me, out of anger he said that he is not a ...
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Is it improper for a woman to insist on being the only wife?

Qur'an 4:3 makes Islamically permissible men having more than one wife. However, after some (comically unsuccessful) attempts at finding a husband, I can say the idea of my (inshallah) future husband ...
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Will I be sinning (e.g. by arrogance) if I divorce my husband who I hate, given that he is the father of our 2-year old daughter?

I hate my husband. I can't stand him at all! We have been living separately for 18 months now. We have a daughter aged 2. Though he is a bad husband, he is a good parent. I do not wish to deprive ...
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My husband did not divorce me, but says he did in court; what is my marital status?

I'm separated from my husband since 12 years ago, he did not divorce me but in the court he said in front of the judge: "I have divorced her but she is denying it". What is my status in Islam? What ...
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Is it halal to have oral sex with the spouse?

Is it permissible for a married couple to engage in oral sex? I heard it was forbidden for men to indulge in oral sex but women can do it as she is liable to please her husband in every possible way. ...
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How to decide on a marriage date?

According to the sunnah, what is the maximum time allowed between acceptance of a proposal and the actual nikah. I understand that engagement ceremony isn't part of Islam. But I have seen people keep ...
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Sex deprivation: How long is it permissible for a husband to not have sex with his wife?

Salam Alaikum. Pls I have been married for 6 years and my husband doesn’t really have sex with or even just intimacy with me. I want to know pls how long is permissible for a husband to leave his wife ...
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Is it permissible for a husband to press his wife's feet when her feet are in pain?

Is it permissible for a husband to press his wife's feet when in pain? Does the wife become a sinner in front of Allah? My feet sometimes hurt very much, and it gets unbearable. At these times my ...
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When the thought-to-be-dead husband shows up, what is the situation of the wife and 2nd husband?

Let's say there was a married couple in love. The husband soon "dies" in an untoward accident, and the wife is left grieving. After a year or so, she meets another man and decides to re-marry. This ...
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Is it permissible in Islam to have sexual intercourse while the wife is pregnant?

Is it permissible in Islam to have sexual intercourse while the wife is pregnant? If it is permissible during pregnancy, up to what point is it allowed?
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What if a husband is displeased with his new wife's body after getting married?

I'm wondering what after happens if, after getting married and the wife revealing her body for the first time, her husband is not satisfied. Question: What if a husband is displeased with his new ...
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What is recommended behaviour and the rights of a wife, If her husband is sinful and wouldn't give up?

My husband is very Islamic, but chats online with unknown girls, even requesting "space and privacy". He sometimes talks to them for a whole day, which I find disturbing. I have asked him to stop, ...
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Latest views/ruling about egg donation between wives of same man?

Recently, I stumbled upon this ruling https://islamqa.info/en/83799 about taking eggs from one wife of a man and implant the fertilized embryo it into another wife of the same man. From what I ...
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Wishing husband to be only mine in Jannah

I am widow, I lost my husband 2 month before, he was suffering from cancer. We have twin 7 years boys.I love my husband and he loved me very much and I was his only one wife in his life. , he was good ...
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Is masturbation allowed to a husband who is denied sex by his wife?

I have slightly above average desire for sex whereas my wife has very low desire for sex. In spite trying all methods to lure in my wife for more sex I failed and couldn't motivate her for even mutual ...
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Can a husband prevent his wife from becoming e.g. a Shia Muslim?

Generally, the husband is seen as the decision maker in Islamic marriages, and the wife is required to obey her husband in non-haram matters. Recently, I've been thinking about the following question:...
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Priority of a married woman: husband or terminally-ill parents? [closed]

I got married eight months back and moved to the USA with my husband. Both my parents are aged and suffer from terminally ill diseases. My husband is very understanding and he sent me immediately to ...
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Polygyny -what is the purpose? [closed]

As a Muslim man, I have never really thought much about polygyny and I am more of a one woman person. However, under what circumstances can a husband be involved with a potential second wife? Does ...
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Can I ask for a divorce from my husband who has cheated on me?

I'm married with two kids and my husband cheated on me and took her in marriage as a second wife. I don't feel loved anymore. Can I ask for a talaq?
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Wife's Tamkin and Marital Rape

It is not my question, But some one asked me about this issue.What are the differences of wife's submission/deference (Tamkin Khas) in Islamic law and marital rape in western law? In western law there ...
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What is the 'awrah between husbands and wives?

My husband often wants me to be totally naked when he is at home. What is the 'awrah between husbands and wives?
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In what sense are wives “captives” in the hadith “…they are but captives with you…”?

I'm surprised by the use of the word captive in this hadith: And indeed I order you to be good to the women, for they are but captives with you over whom you have no power than that, except if they ...
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If husband and wife are both working, does wife have to contribute money to running the household?

Is it always man's responsibility to run the house? Does wife has to contribute in case where she has a job? What is the situation where husband is jobless and wife is working? What is Islamic ruling ...
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Should a woman avoid getting married out of fear of becoming a rebellious wife?

A Wife's Rebellion Against Her Husband is major sin 47 in al-Dhahabi's Major Sins (pdf). Generally, this is interpreted as meaning any sharia-compliant instruction: Obedience is the first right ...
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When a woman's husband dies and she remarries, which husband will she be with in Jannah?

When a woman's husband dies and she marries another man; with whom she shall be in Jannah, with her first husband or second husband?
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Is there an authentic hadith where a woman is forbidden from leaving the house while her father dies, but they're forgiven for her obedience?

From ImamReza.net we have the following hadith (listed as by Hojjat al-Islam Shaykh Husain Ansariyan): Imam Sadiq said: One of the men from the Helpers (Ansar) went on a trip and ordered his wife ...
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When deciding who to marry, how do you communicate with your potential spouse while remaining within the norm of Islam?

I know that there are certain norms in Islam that has to be followed while meeting people of the other sex. Now in situation when you are to decide whom to marry, how do you go on discussing this ...
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Is a long-distance Islamic marriage permissible and practicable?

A person with work commitments may be attracted to someone with comparable work ethics, and therefore comparable work commitments. However, this gives rise to practical difficulties in finding a ...
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Is it legitimate to shorten (not shave) ones pubic hair every two or three weeks?

Peace be upon you all. I have a question regarding the shaving of pubic hair. As I understand it, one must shave his pubic hair at least every 40 days for hygienic reasons. However, within a month, I ...
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To what extent is anal sex with your wife haram?

What is the degree of sin when having sex via anal with your wife, is it greater, lesser sin or is it makrroh?
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Is it permissible for a husband to force himself on his wife in bed (marital rape)? [duplicate]

In Islam, it is the husband's right to have sex with his wife whenever he desires, as long as she is not menstruating, she is in good health and neither of them are fasting. According to Islam, is it ...
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Does the word “hajr” also mean “to bind”, and thus Qur'an 4:34 can also be interpreted to imply “tie up your wife and force her to have sex”?

Qur'an 4:34 (other translations at Islam Awakened) says: ... But those [wives] from whom you fear arrogance - [first] advise them; [then if they persist], forsake them in bed; and [finally], strike ...
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How can a wife express gratitude to her husband?

I'm thinking about the flip side of this question: In what ways do Muslim women show ingratitude to their spouses?. According to Sahih Muslim, the Prophet said that women generally show ingratitude ...
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In what ways do Muslim women show ingratitude to their spouses?

My question is in regards to this hadith: Jabir b. 'Abdullah reported: ... He then walked on till he came to the women and preached to them and admonished them, and asked them to give alms, for ...
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Can a husband determine where his wife lives only if he provides her accommodation?

In an answer to Does Islam teach subjugation and inequality of women, or is that due to a wrong interpretation of the religion?, user G. Bach writes "the husband can determine where [his wife] lives". ...
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What should a wife do if her husband stops praying? [closed]

If a husband has stopped praying, what should his wife do concerning this issue? Especially that he is not planning to pray anymore.
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Punishment for faker/cheater husband in Islam

If a man, who is married from 19 years and he has 5 children but still he cheats his wife. Once he wants to marry a woman without the permission of first wife. He continuously cheats his wife from ...
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What should I do when my husband keeps on denying me in bed? [closed]

It has been many months now, and my husband keeps on denying me in bed. I don't know why, he always says he is tired, and I end up crying alone because I feel rejected. I swallowed my pride and ask ...
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Is a wife required to e.g. stand on one leg, if her husband requests it?

Whenever I think of a "you have to do what I say" scenario, I think of movies such as Coming to America, where the prince meets his arranged wife, and the following dialogue takes place: 00:19:13 ...
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What did Imam Nawawi mean by “demanding her in marriage” in relation to a marriage proposal?

This question is in relation to Uma's answer to When proposing / before agreeing to marry a woman, how much can a man look at her (body)?. Specifically this snippet: From Imam Nawawi's Minhaj Al ...
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Why must a wife obey her husband in Islam?

I want to know why in Islam a wife must obey her husband with the exception of doing sinful acts. What affords her husband the right to command her at all times ( with the exception of that which is ...
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Does the husband have to earn the right to be obeyed by his wife?

A friend of mine thinks that the husband needs to earn the right to be obeyed by his wife. I have searched a lot of sources (like islam.stackexchange.com, islamqa.info, islamweb.net, quora.com, ...
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My husband making me orgasm with his hands: is this counted as masturbation?

When me and my husband are having sex he fingers me and rubs my vagina so I have orgasm so I wanted to know that is this the same as masturbation and is it haram to do this. I feel this is haram ...