Wife refusing to live with in-laws

Q: I am maried for 9 years. I stayed with my parents for 8 years, then moved out for 1 year. Now my dad had his leg amputated and I think I need to move back. My wife on the other hand says she will never move back to my parents house even if it means divorce. I even told her I will build a cottage in the same yard. What is your advise? I have a 2 year old son who my parents really love. If we separate my wife will probably be spitefully and go to Pakistan with my son.


A: We advise that you refer to a senior Aalim who deals with these types of cases (marital problems, etc.). After examining the entire case, he will be able to guide you correctly. 

And Allah Ta’ala (الله تعالى) knows best.


Answered by:

Mufti Zakaria Makada

Checked & Approved:

Mufti Ebrahim Salejee (Isipingo Beach)