Husband not adhering to the Sunnah

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1. A woman’s husband wears ordinary dresses like pant shirts and all not sunnah way of dressing like kurta pyjama, but wife wants him to wear sunnah clothing, how should she advise her husband? Even after she advises him if he doesn’t wear it, will she have to show any displeasure towards her husband for the sake of Allah? Or she should continue loving him unconditionally?

2. Similarly in all the cases where husband is not practising the Sunnah or not going for tableegh in the path of Allah but wife wants him to do all these, what should be her stance towards her husband? She wants her husband to do all these because she loves him truly, but if husband is kind of lazy nature and don’t listen to her then should she continue loving him or she must show displeasure towards him?

3. Similarly if one’s husband is sinning how should a wife advise him? Humbly seeking your precious advise in this regard.


A: Don’t go on advising him. Rather conduct ta`leem, zikr and du`aa with the recitation of the Qur’aan at least twice in the day, in the mornings and evenings for at least half an hour. If he willingly sits in the ta`leem it is good otherwise don’t insist on him that he sits in the ta`leem. Continue begging Allah, crying for His assistance for yourself and for him.

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


Answered by:

Mufti Ebrahim Salejee (Isipingo Beach)

This answer was collected from, where the questions have been answered by Mufti Zakaria Makada (Hafizahullah), who is currently a senior lecturer in the science of Hadith and Fiqh at Madrasah Ta’leemuddeen, Isipingo Beach, South Africa.

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