Husband not understanding Deen

Q: I feel as if my husband is too strict with me. Before he wasn’t like this when we got married but now he stops me from a lot of things. I’ve never had to live a life with so many restrictions. It’s very hard but I listen to my husband in everything. But nowadays I just feel like running away from everything. I have locked up everything inside me and I feel trapped. I can’t go anywhere. He has become too Islamic. I just don’t know what to do. I’m sad all the time and depressed. None of my relatives even meet us now because of how he has become. He has changed too much in such short time and I haven’t adjusted to all this yet.


A: It is not because of him becoming Islamic, but it is because of him not understanding Islam. Had he understood Islam correctly he would have known how to progress and move forward, and the understanding comes with aligning oneself with some person who is very acquainted with these types of situations.

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


Answered by:

Mufti Ebrahim Salejee (Isipingo Beach)