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How should husband react to arrogant wife?

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How should husband react to arrogant wife?


As-salāmu ‘alaykum

My wife is a good practicing lady. I respect her a lot, but she behaves arrogantly. She does not obey/listen to something that I don’t want her to do. I am not talking of small little tiny matters, but big issues where wife and husband must be on the same page before moving ahead. She always opposes me and never feels regret. What should I do in these circumstances and also please let me know what are the rights of a husband according to Quran.

Thanks and kind regards.


In the Name of Allah, the Most Gracious, the Most Merciful.

As-salāmu ‘alaykum wa-rahmatullāhi wa-barakātuh.

Disagreements between spouses are normal. At times the husband maybe right and at times the wife also could be right.

In order for us to appropriately answer your question we need to know in what ways your wife behaves arrogantly towards you and dishonours your requests.

And Allah Ta’āla Knows Best

Mufti Saeed Ahmed Golaub

Islamic Solutions


This answer was collected from IslamicSolutions.org, which is operated by Mufti Saeed Ahmed Golaub from Jamaica. He’s a student of Mufti Ebrahim Desai (rah) from South Africa.

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