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Can I prevent my wife from visiting her parents?

Answered according to Hanafi Fiqh by TheMufti.com

Q. Can I prevent my wife from visiting her parents?


A. A husband should not prevent his wife from visiting her parent’s at least once a week. This is the minimum requirement of the wife that the husband should take into consideration. On other days and occasions, this may be discussed mutually between husband and wife. (Hidayyah 2/289)

In any event, the laws and requirements of Hijaab, Mahram (if required) etc. will still apply.

Allah Ta’ala Knows Best

Mufti Ismaeel Bassa

This answer was collected from TheMufti.com, which is a fatwa portal managed by Mufti Ismaeel Bassa from South Africa.

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