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My Pregnant Wife Is Going Back to India – Does She Have to Stay with My Widowed Mother?

Answered by Ustadha Raidah Shah Idil Question: Assalam aleykum, My wife has gone back to India as she is pregnant (5 months) with our first child. Does she have to stay in our house (with my mom) or in her parents house? My mom lives alone (with relatives nearby) and is not expecting her to […]

Etiquette of Marriage: A Comprehensive SeekersHub Reader

The etiquette of marriage form the 12th chapter of Imam Al-Ghazali’s seminal work, the Ihya, which is widely regarded as the greatest work on Islamic spirituality in the world. Love, Marriage and Relationships in Islam: All Your Questions Answered Following Istikhara in Pursuing Marriage Is There a Preferred Time for Getting Married? Advice on Breaking […]

Is There Any Reason Why A Wife Can’t Teach Her Husband?

Answered by Shaykh Jamir Meah Question: Assalamu alaykum Is it permissible for a wife to teach her husband? My husband recently approached me and asked me to teach him how to read Quran, because he doesn’t know. Answer: Wa’alaykum assalam. I pray this finds you in the best of states insha’Allah. It certainly is permissible […]

What Are a Wife’s Rights and Responsibilities in a Difficult Marriage?

Answered by Shaykh Jamir Meah Question: Assalamu alaykum 1. If a woman marries a convert, what are the responsibilities of the wife towards the husband’s Islamic education? 2. If a sinful Muslim husband demands his rights to be fulfilled (respect, etc.), what would be the wife’s rights? 3. Is it right to advise that respect […]

Does My Wife Have to Cover Herself When I Pray?

Answered by Ustadha Raidah Shah Idil Question: Assalam aleykum, Whenever I’m praying, my wife says that it’s not compulsory for her to cover all the parts of her body. Is she correct? Answer: Assalamualaykum wa rahmatullahi wa barakatuh, I pray this finds you well. May Allah reward you for reaching out to us. Prayer When […]

The Woman I Love Doesn’t Want to Marry Me Because of My Low Income.

Answered by Ustadha Raidah Shah Idil Question: Assalam aleykum, I am in love with a young woman. We have done sinful things in the past. Will Allah and the Prophet (upon him be blessings and peace) ever forgive me? At first, she said she didn’t want to marry me because my income was too low. […]

Should I Leave My Parents to Allow My Wife to Have Her Own House?

Answered by Ustadh Tabraze Azam Question: Assalam alaykum I have three brothers that live in their own houses with their wives and children and I am currently living with my wife and children along with my parents. My parents have reached their old age. Now my wife would like her own house. My parents are […]

I Am Stuck Between My Mother and My Wife. What Does Islam Say?

Answered by Ustadha Raidah Shah Idil Question: I am the only son, and am stuck between my mother and my wife. I have been trying to solve this issue over the last few years by using proofs from the Qur’an and Hadith, but it hasn’t worked. My wife has left to live in her own home […]

My Wife Does Not Want to Move in With My Elderly Mother and Disabled Brother. What Do I Do?

Answered by Ustadha Raidah Shah Idil Question: My elderly mother lives alone at home. I am her youngest child, and I live with my wife and children in our own home. I would like to move back in with my mother but my wife is does not want to because of the neighbourhood and my […]

Why Married Couples Struggle and How to Respond Successfully

Why Married Couples Struggle and How to Respond Successfully. A Muslim Perspective from Ustadha Shireen Ahmed & Shaykh Faraz Rabbani The closest relationship a person will ever experience in their lifetime is with their spouse. In this SeekersHub seminar, we learn how to cultivate this union to the fullest, how to overcome common hurdles, and how to maintain a […]