Marriage - Parental Inteference
  • Question:

    My question is related to family. In taking any decision related to my wife and me. My mother has a second opinion which I don’t like. Then being a husband does Islam gives me the right to stick to my decision or do I have to respect my mother's even though I feel its not good for me and for my wife? To what extent my mother can involve in my married life?

    Assalamu Alaikum wa rahmatullahi wa Barakatuh

    Thank you for your question.

    May Allah bless your families with love and respect.

    A mother has a very high status in Islam. She is to always be respected and honoured, even in disagreements. However, it is not permissible for a mother to interfere in the private life of her son and his wife.

    You may seek advice and consultation if you wish from your mother, however the final decision regarding your personal private married life is with you and your wife.

    These matters are discussed by jurists under the narrations related to ‘istidhan’ (privacy and seeking permission).

    And Allah knows best.

    Answered by Shaykh Yusuf Badat
    Hadith of the Day Imam
    Imam of the Islamic Foundation of Toronto and Director of Mathabah Institute
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