Wife moving away from her husband to further her studies

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Q: I want to continue my PhD studies abroad or in another city that’s away from my home. Actually I am married and have a baby girl alhumdullilah. Is it okay or a sin in Islam to move away from my husband for a specific time period? During this duration he will stay with his first wife and children.


A: It is wrong for a woman to move away for these types of reasons. Your greater concern should be your home, husband, child and your deen.

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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