Wife

A wife is a female partner in a continuing marital relationship.
The term continues to be applied to a woman who has separated from her partner, and ceases to be applied to such a woman only when her marriage has come to an end, following a legally recognized divorce or the death of her spouse. On the death of her partner, a wife is referred to as a widow, but not after she is divorced from her partner.

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Zaid Alsalami, Shaykh Dr Zaid Alsalami is an Iraqi born scholar, raised in Australia. He obtained a BA from Al-Mustafa University, Qom, and an MA from the Islamic College in London. He also obtained a PhD from... Answered 1 week ago

Bismihi ta'ala

When a mother gives birth, she will have some post-natal bleeding. In our fiqh this is called Nifas. The rulings of Nifas is similar to the rulings of Haydh, or menstrual cycle, in which a woman does not pray, or fast, and also sexual relation is prohibited. Once her 'iddah period finishes, she prays and performs everything else that she was exempted from doing during that period, including sexual relation with spouse. 

The 'iddah period for Nifas has a minimum and a maximum. The minimum is as much as she sees Nifas blood, and the maximum is 10 days. 

So, it would depend on how long she has her post-natal bleeding.

On a side note, the new mother is of course overburdened with not only just giving birth, but also healing and resting, and taking care of the newborn. Therefore, it is very important for a husband to observe these issues and be considerate and try to help as much as possible. 

With prayers for your success. 

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Amina Inloes, Amina Inloes is originally from the US and has a PhD in Islamic Studies from the University of Exeter on Shi'a hadith. She is the program leader for the MA Islamic Studies program at the... Answered 1 month ago

It is ok to give the baby a Japanese name.

Congratulations and best wishes with the birth!

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Seyed Ali Shobayri, Seyed Ali Shobayri is of mixed Iranian and Scottish descent who found the path of the Ahlul Bayt (a) by his own research. He holds a BA in Islamic Studies from Middlesex University through the... Answer updated 1 month ago

Bismillah,

Asalamu Alaykom, 

Yes telling them to observe the correct Islamic hijab is obligatory upon you and it it is part of enjoining the good and forbidding the evil.
 

Telling them this should be done in the correct manner and not in a way which is threatening or controlling. 
 

Regarding telling them what to wear, if you mean by telling them not to wear the clothing which is not islamically approved then then is fine. 

O you who believe! save yourselves and your families from a fire whose fuel is men and stones; over it are angels stern and strong, they do not disobey Allah in what He commands them, and do as they are commanded. - Quran 66:6

May Allah grant you success 

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Seyed Ali Shobayri, Seyed Ali Shobayri is of mixed Iranian and Scottish descent who found the path of the Ahlul Bayt (a) by his own research. He holds a BA in Islamic Studies from Middlesex University through the... Answered 1 month ago

Bismillah, 

Asalamu Alaykom, 

A husband must provide his wife with a suitable accommodation as this is one of her rights. If she agrees to live with the in-laws then that is fine however if living with in-laws creates problems and a lack of privacy, then the husband should get separate accommodation. 

May Allah grant you success 

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Sayyed Mohammad Al-Musawi, Sayyed Mohammad al-Musawi is originally from Iraq and heads up the World Ahlul Bayt Islamic League in London. Other than being involved in various humanitarian projects, he frequently responds to... Answered 1 month ago

If a wife is being abused or victimized by he husband, she will have the right to request the Islamic authority (Kaakim al-Shariah) to ask her husband to remove injustice and give her her rights, or if he refuses, then he should divorce her. If the husband refuses both options, then he Islamic authority is authorized to divorce her and remove injustice from her.

Wassalam.

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Sayyed Mohammad Al-Musawi, Sayyed Mohammad al-Musawi is originally from Iraq and heads up the World Ahlul Bayt Islamic League in London. Other than being involved in various humanitarian projects, he frequently responds to... Answered 1 month ago

Marriage bond between man and woman is established by 'Aqd of Nikah which is the Islamic contract of marriage. The time when both start living together as husband and wife is called in Urdu Rukhsati and in Arabic of today Zafaaf. Parents of the wife are not allowed to stop or delay letting her go to her husband.

Wassalam.

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Sayyed Muhammad Husaini Ragheb, Sayyed Muhammad Husaini Ragheb has a BA in Law from Guilan University, Iran and has also undertaken Hawzah studies in Qom. He is a Cultural Affairs director of Ethics Group of Al-Mustafa Open... Answered 2 months ago

Salaamun Alaikum
A woman needs her husband's consent for going out of the house but she can acquire and ensure these rights that are mentioned in the question as a stipulation or a condition during the contract, so she can ask for the right of studies and working.
Even if she has not and the stubborn husband is not going to let her go out, she can still continue her studies online and even work online because it doesn't need going out.

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Sayyed Mohammad Al-Musawi, Sayyed Mohammad al-Musawi is originally from Iraq and heads up the World Ahlul Bayt Islamic League in London. Other than being involved in various humanitarian projects, he frequently responds to... Answered 2 months ago

If a married Muslim man wants to have more than one wife, he must be fully able to implement practical justice between them. If he is unable to maintain the practical justice between more than one wife, then he will be not allowed to marry more than one wife.

If a married Muslim man wants to have a temporary marriage (Mut'ah) with a woman from People of Book, he needs the permission of his Muslim wife for such temporary marriage.

Wassalam.

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Sayyed Mohammad Al-Musawi, Sayyed Mohammad al-Musawi is originally from Iraq and heads up the World Ahlul Bayt Islamic League in London. Other than being involved in various humanitarian projects, he frequently responds to... Answered 2 months ago

Mahr is the right of the wife due on the husband for her whether they are living together or divorced. No doubt, Muslim man is responsible to give the full Mahr to his wife when ever she asks. This matter has nothing to do with divorce as it is a separate duty on the husband who believes in Allah (SWT). Not giving the Mahr to the wife is a major sin which leads to hellfire.

Wassalam.

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Sayyed Mohammad Al-Musawi, Sayyed Mohammad al-Musawi is originally from Iraq and heads up the World Ahlul Bayt Islamic League in London. Other than being involved in various humanitarian projects, he frequently responds to... Answered 2 months ago

Such words of Talaq have no value nor any effect on your marriage bond. No doubt, it is wrong to say that but as it does not meet the conditions of Talaq, it has no value. Your marriage remains with out any change.

Wassalam.

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Sayyed Mohammad Al-Musawi, Sayyed Mohammad al-Musawi is originally from Iraq and heads up the World Ahlul Bayt Islamic League in London. Other than being involved in various humanitarian projects, he frequently responds to... Answered 2 months ago

Every Makrouh is harmful but not Haraam. Allah knows the details of the harm which might be unknown to us.

We have Hadeeths from the Prophet (SAWA) stating that it is Makrouh. It is not only when trying to conceive a child but it is Makrouh in any sexual intercourse.

Wassalam.

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Sayyed Mohammad Al-Musawi, Sayyed Mohammad al-Musawi is originally from Iraq and heads up the World Ahlul Bayt Islamic League in London. Other than being involved in various humanitarian projects, he frequently responds to... Answer updated 3 months ago

The man who has more than one wife must maintain practical justice between his wives. He must organize  his time between them to be sure that each of them gets equal rights.

It is his responsibility to achieve that practical justice, not yours as a wife.

If the man is unable to maintain practical justice between more than one wife, he will be then not allowed to have more than one wife (But if you fear that you shall not deal justly with wives, then just one wife. ( Sura Al-Nisaa', verse 3)

Wassalam.