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Should a Wife Expect Nice Things from Her Husband?

Answered by Ustadha Zaynab Ansari Question: What can a wife expect out of her husband? Can she have expectations about him surprising her on occasion, getting her gifts and saying kind words to her?   Answer: In the Name of Allah, the Gracious, the Merciful Dear Sister, Assalamu alaikum, Thank you for your question. I […]

Circumcision & Piety: Are These Conditions for the Validity of a Marriage?

Answered by Sidi Waseem Hussain Question: I want to know if a lady got married to a man who had not done circumcision is the marriage still valid? Also what if he doesnt follow the religion and drinks? Is the nikah still valid or not? Answer: Assalamu Alaykum Warahmatullah, Being circumcised is neither a condition […]

Dealing With a Husband Who Does Not Want to Have Children

Answered by Ustadha Zaynab Ansari Abdul-Razacq Question: I have been happily married for nearly two years now. However we do not have any children. I wanted to have children straight away but my husband said we should wait a few years. I complied, but when  brought it up some time later my husband got angry, […]

Married Daughters Supporting Elderly Parents

Answered by Ustadha Zaynab Ansari Abdul-Razacq Question: I have read in previous answers that the primary responsibility of a daughter when married is her husband and children and the primary responsibility of a son when he marries remains looking after his parents. But what about a family where there are no sons or other male […]

My Husband Doesnt Attempt to Look Nice for Me: A Wife’s Right & Dealing With One’s Spouse

Answered by Ustadha Sulma Badrudduja Question: I am a little upset with my husband’s behavior towards impressing me. We have discussed this issue many times and no approach seems to work. Overall he is a great husband but he really does make me feel like he doesn’t want to impress me wen he is with […]

My Husband Wants Me Wear a Headscarf at Home: Is There Any Religious Proof for This?

Answered by Ustadha Sulma Badrudduja Question: My husband feels it is a higher/advanced level of adab to also wear a head covering at home. As he has taqwa, he feels doing so is more modest and brings greater blessings into the home. He suggests (never enforces) that I should wear head covering even in seclusion […]

My Husband Is Not Practicing: What Can I Do To Make Him A Better Muslim?

Answered by Ustadha Zaynab Ansari Abdul-Razacq Question: I have a question regarding prayers and fasting. My husband doesn’t seem to take the five prayers and tarawih seriously. We have sexual relations at night after Isha’ prayer and plan to bathe right after Fajr enters. However, my husband always ends up going back to sleep without […]