Obeying the husband

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Q: What is the importance of a husband? How shall he be treated? I’m reluctant to obey him in every matter. I want to correct myself but I’m stubborn and a pampered wife. I want to rectify my amaal.


A: The wife should obey her husband in all matters that do not contravene the laws of Shari’ah. She should fulfil his rights and serve him to the best of her ability. When speaking to him, she should adopt a respectable approach. For your own good, you need to pamper your husband.

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


Answered by:

Mufti Zakaria Makada

Checked & Approved:

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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