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I’d like to know to what degree can a husband lie to his wife?

Answered according to Hanafi Fiqh by DarulUloomTT.net

Question:

Assalaamualaikum,

I’d like to know to what degree can a husband lie to his wife? Can he lie about anything as long as it avoids an argument or are there only specific things that he can lie about?

Jazakallah.


Answer:

Wa Alaikum As Salaam,

A husband is not allowed to lie to his wife except in a case where it is meant to create peace, love and unity between the spouses. This however, is not really deemed to be lying, since the allowance is only given to say good words or hide someone’s faults in order to create love and harmony in the marriage. Lying and refraining from speaking the truth must not be used for dishonesty, cheating or concealing matters that are supposed to be known to the wife.

And Allah knows best,
Mufti Waseem Khan

This answer was collected from DarulUloomTT.net, which is operated under the supervision of Mufti Waseem Khan from Darul Uloom Trinidad and Tobago.

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