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Convincing wife to shift to the US…


I live in Canada I found a job in a different city in the U.S but my wife is not coming with me however I want her to come what is the ruling
in Islam
She is making excuse that kids are studying here however they are not in Islamic school they are in public school and I am willing to put them in a similar or better schools

Please help



Wa Alaykum al-Salam

Thank you for your question.

According to the Islamic laws, you as head of family, are obliged to provide “Nafaqah” for your family . For if you’re not able to provide that in Canada, and will be able to do so in the US, then this has to be conveyed to her and that she should support you, so that you are able to provide this “Nafaqah” and do even better than what you had been doing for her and the children.

Secondly, try to understand her concern also. Why is she refusing to come with you to the US?! For if the argument is reasonable it might direct your life to right path, and for if the matter presented by your wife is not solid, then try to talk about it, seek a way out with her. If this is not possible, You may want to seek some assistance from an acceptable figure (an elder In family, resident A’lim…) for talking to her and bring you both on one page.

Hope this was useful,
With regards