Oppressive Husbands
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Answered by Dr. Shehzad Saleem

Can a husband forbid his wife from seeing her parents? Are there any special circumstances under which this is allowed?


In no circumstances can a husband forbid his wife to see her parents. This is her inalienable right. Islam lays great stress on establishing strong family relationships. A husband who stops her wife from meeting her parents is actually stopping her from fulfilling an obligation imposed on her by the Qur’ān, which is very specific in this regard:

Fear Allah through whom you seek mutual help, and fear breaking blood relationships. (4:1)

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