Answered by Ustadh Tabraze Azam
Question: How do you deal with your husband who when dealing with women (when I am not there) is free, and takes their problems as his own? He just feels when women tell their situations to him, that he needs to solve them. I am very uncomfortable with this.
Please give me some advice on how to go about this. Should I mention this to him?
Answer: Assalamu alaikum wa rahmatullahi wa barakatuh,
I pray that you are in the best of health and faith, insha’Allah.
Spouses talking to the opposite sex without need or restraint can have damaging effects on relationships.
Seek out ways to strengthen your relationship, and ways to bond and spend more time together. Be tactful and see if you can indirectly get your point across.
If the problem persists, you need to have a frank discussion with him, and if need be, get some professional or religious assistance.
Pray the Prayer of Need (salat al-hajah), and ask Allah to facilitate that which is best. [see: How Does One Perform The Prayer Of Need (salat al-haja)? and: Struggling to Have Children: Ten Key Etiquettes of Du’a
Please also see: What Are the Principles of Gender Interaction in Islam? and: A Reader On Gender Interaction
And Allah alone gives success.
Checked & Approved by Shaykh Faraz Rabbani