Wife’s rights over husband

Question ID: 32809

Assalamu Alaikum Warahmatullahi Wabaraktu.

How are you respected Mufti Saab?

Maaf Mufti Saab I would please like to ask a question Regarding the Wife’s rights over her husband especially when it comes to here bare necessities?

Now I have read that if a wife asks for a separate house or quarters to live in the husband is required to oblige, but what if due to current economic times that the husband isn’t able to provide the wife with their own house and they are living with his parents in the same house (big house) where there are two bathrooms as in the in laws have their own bathroom but the bathroom that the wife uses is shared with one other person and obviously has a lock? also the room that the wife shares with the husband is on the other end of the house has a lock and the kitchen is also shared?

Please advise on any fatwa?

Shukran Jazakallah.

Abdullah Yusuf.

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Asked on March 30, 2017 2:44 am
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Why a lock? A wife in this case must be allowed to access a bath whenever she wants.
The husband should provide a comfortable home within a home for his wife.

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Answered on April 9, 2017 8:04 pm