Wife refuses to accompany husband on overseas trips

Q: In order for me to earn a living I have to go abroad and stay overseas for long periods of time. I have asked my wife to come with me but she refuses. I now have to go away again abroad for months on end staying on my own. She refuses to come with me. Can I give her talaaq on the basis that she refuses to come with me and that I find it hard to be on my own overseas for long periods of time?

A: If your wife does not wish to accompany you due to Deeni reasons or medical reasons, then you should respect her feelings and be considerate towards her.

Answered by:

Mufti Zakaria Makada

Checked & Approved:

Mufti Ebrahim Salejee (Isipingo Beach)