Wife working in one country and husband in another

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Q: I got a job in the Maldives. So I moved to the Maldives with my husband and children. Now my husband got a job offer in the Gulf. He is willing to go probably in the next month or so. As per rules I need to complete 3 month notice period then only I can go back to my homeland. Is it allowed in Islam, if I stay abroad for 3 months without husband in the Maldives and then return.

Note: The children will be with me when my husband leaves and I have been staying in the Maldives for the last six months.


A: Though this is permissible, however, in these times of fitna, it is better and more safe for the deen of the husband and wife that they both live together. Similarly, the husband will be able to see to the upbringing of his children and ensure that they are in good company if he is living with them.

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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