The rights of spouses

Q: Is this right that that husbands have no right to demand their wives to carry out household chores, including cooking, cleaning, or any other domestic work?

Is this right that a mother has no obligation to nurse or breastfeed her baby? Can she demand payment to breastfeed their own child from his father?

A: It is better that you don't get involved in this type of a discussion because if you are going by rights only, then the husband does not have to provide furniture, nor more than one pair of clothing per a year, nor visiting, and he is not responsible for any medical expenses. A marriage is about giving and taking, understanding and appreciating. That is a Muslim marriage.

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


Answered by:

Mufti Ebrahim Salejee (Isipingo Beach)