Wife leaving home without husbands permission

Fatwa ID: 02091

Answered by Mufti Mohammed Tosir Miah

Question:

Wife leaving home without husbands permission

Answer:

Bismillah

The basic principle is that a woman should not leave her husband’s home without his permission, and if she leaves without his permission, then she will be considered as being disobedient. She will also lose her right to maintenance. (Raddul Muhtar p.286 v.5)

The wife will be considered sinful for her actions. It is mentioned in a hadith narrated by Saaiduna Abu Umaamah raḍyAllāhu 'anhu (may Allāh be pleased with him) that the Prophet of Allah ṣallallāhu 'alayhi wa sallam (peace and blessings of Allāh be upon him) said: “There are three whose prayer goes no further than their ears: the runaway slave until he returns, a wife whose husband remains angry with her overnight, and a imam who leads the people in prayer when they object to him doing so.” (Sunan Tirmizi p.83 v.1).

Only Allah Knows Best

Mohammed Tosir Miah

Darul Ifta Birmingham.

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