Husbands children

Q:

  1. This is my second marriage. Is it permissible that my daughter and my husband’s son live in the same house?
  2. Is it permissible that my husband speak to his x wife, knowing I am unhappy about it. The kids live with my husband and I. Or can she speak to me regarding the kids since I am the mother figure.
  3. Is it a must that I care for his kids, or can they live with their mother which they want but my husband does not. She is working and capable of supporting them. I personally can’t take care of them anymore, due to their mother’s interference in my marriage and household. I feel like I am forced to care for them because I have to abide by my in-laws and their mother’s conditions.Which my husband doesn’t know how to deal with.

Bismillaah

A:

1. They need to observe strict purdah.

2. It is wrong for him to be speaking casually to the ex-wife.

3. It is not your duty to take care of them.

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

 

Answered by:

Mufti Ebrahim Salejee (Isipingo Beach)