Is it obligatory for the wife to serve her husband

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Fatwa ID: 01931

Answered by Mufti Mohammed Tosir Miah

Question:

Is it obligatory for the wife to serve her husband

Answer:

Bismillah

In the Hanafi Fiqh, it is considered obligatory for the wife between herself and Allah (Diyanatan) top serve her husband by doing the household chores. It is not obligatory legally (Qadhaan) for the wife to serve the husband by doing the household chores. (Durre Mandhuud p.163 v.1)

It is mentioned in the hadith that Saaidah Aaisha raḍyAllāhu 'anha (may Allāh be pleased with her) would wash the miswaak and give it to the Prophet of Allah ṣallallāhu 'alayhi wa sallam (peace and blessings of Allāh be upon him) to use. (See Sunan Abu Dawud p.9 v.1)

Only Allah Knows Best

Mohammed Tosir Miah

Darul Ifta Birmingham

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