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Seeking husband’s permission


Asalaamu Alaykum Wa Ragmatullaahi Wa Barakaatu. What does the Shariah say about a case , if a wife ( second ) decides to relocate to another city because she was offered a job . The husband is not happy with her decision in excepting the job and her decision to relocate . Shukran.


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Kindly refer to the link below. The very first point addresses your issue and concern

Laws of Permanent Marriage

Ruling 2430. It is unlawful for a woman in a permanent marriage to leave the house without the permission of her husband even if this does not infringe on his rights, except in the following cases: [i] a necessity requires her to; [ii] staying in the house causes her hardship (ḥaraj); [iii] the house is not appropriate for her. Also, she must submit to giving her husband sexual pleasure, which is his right, whenever he wishes. She must also not prevent him from having sexual intercourse with her without a legitimate excuse (ʿudhr). It is obligatory on a husband to provide his wife with food, clothing, housing, and other things that she needs. If he does not provide these for her, irrespective of whether he is able to or not, he will be indebted to her. Furthermore, one of the rights of a wife is that her husband must not subject her to harassment or abuse, and he must not treat her in a harsh or rough manner without a legitimate reason.

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