Husband preventing the wife from visiting her relatives

Answered according to Hanafi Fiqh by

Q: If a husband orders his wife not go to some of her relatives and she goes without the husband’s permission, is she living in sin?


A: If it is for shar`ee valid reasons that he prevents her then it will be wrong of her to visit them.

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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