Rights & Duties of Wives in Islam

Right and duties of wife in Islam?

Marriage is not only a union between two individuals, but also a partnership between two families. As such, both the husband and wife have specific roles and responsibilities within the marriage. In this blog, we will discuss the duties and expectations of a wife in a Muslim marriage. From financial responsibilities to household duties and moral obligations, we will explore the various ways in which a Muslim wife supports and contributes to her marriage and family. Whether you are a Muslim woman yourself, or simply curious about the culture, this blog will provide valuable insights into the role of a wife in a Muslim marriage.

Rights & Duties of Wives in Islam

A wife’s responsibilities.

It is vital for a wife to treat her husband well, to stand by his side during ups and downs, and to appreciate her husband’s efforts; these are the modest actions that may further develop the connection and make it strong and unbreakable no matter what circumstance arises. Respect, love, obedience, sincerity, and honesty are some of the duties that a wife owes to her husband.

The prophet {S.A.W.S} said:

“This world is temporary joys, and the best temporary joy of this world is a righteous wife.”

Sayings of the prophet Muhammad (S.A.W.S) about his first wife Khadija (R.A):

  • She believed in me when no one else did;
  • She accepted Islam when people rejected me;
  • And she helped and comforted me when there was
  • No one else to lend me a helping hand.
  • This was the amount of respect, love and obedience Khadija (R.A) had for the Prophet.

The best of Men are those who are best to their wives. – Prophet {S.A.W.S}

Husbands should love and care for their spouses since women are produced from a man’s rib. Not from his head to top him, nor from his foot to step on him, but from his side to be equal to him, under his arm to be protected by him, and close to his heart to be loved by him.

Rights & Duties of Wives in Islam

The husband should provide for his wife’s needs, such as a clean house, food, clothing, and care, and should not neglect to accept her obligations.


The wife has the right to receive mahr from her husband during the time of nikah, and it is the husband’s responsibility to give mahr to his wife.

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