Wife wants her own space

Q: Before my marriage, my in laws seperated a section of their house for me. It is a complete seperate house, with my own kitchen etc. However, when I just got married I used to cook with my mother in law because my husband had just started working and we didn’t have a fridge/freezer ect. Now it is over one year and I have everything I need, but my husband refuses to allow me to cook on my own. I have a good relationship with my mother in law الحمد الله but I feel I need my own space. He says that I’m just being difficult and since I don’t have any major problems with her its un-necessary. Please advise. Is it wrong of me to want my own space?


A: If you wish to cook to your own food then you may cook your own food. You do not have to mention this to your husband.

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


Answered by:

Mufti Ebrahim Salejee (Isipingo Beach)