Preventing one’s wife from going to see her parents

Answered according to Hanafi Fiqh by

Q: Is it permissible for a husband to prevent a disobeying wife to leave the home to see her parents but not to forbid her to maintaining ties with them with phone calls, that’s if she lives in a different country than them?


A: She has the right to visit her parents at least once a week.

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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