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How often should a husband allow his wife to visit her parents home?

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Assalamu alikum

1. How often should a husband allow his wife to visit her parents home. Is there a difference with the meeting period due to different distances/location of the couple home from the parents home, eg. far distances


Answer:

Wa Alaikum As Salaam,

There is no fixed amount of time for this. However, a husband must allow his wife to continue to be close to her parents and to do as much service as possible. Based on the situation of work and other commitments, the husband should give his wife some time and also take her to visit the parents. If the parents are living within close range, then visiting may be more frequent and if it is far distances, then the visiting may not be so regular. However, in this case, the wife must still maintain contact with her parents via phone etc.

In the case where the parents live at a far distant, the husband should try to get a few days off to take the wife to her parent’s home whenever it is convenient.

And Allah knows best,
Mufti Waseem Khan

12/3/2013

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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