Monday 17 Sha‘ban 1440 - 22 April 2019
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Being absent from one’s wife for more than six months

Question

I'm getting married back home , but unfortunately I will not be able to bring her to this country because I,m student. I know a Hadith where Omar ibn Alkhatab (RAA)- if I,m right - said that husband and wife must not be way from each other for more than six months. Unfortunately , I will only be able to comeback after a year minumum. Am I allowed to do that using the islaamic principal "necessity dictates exception".

Answer

Praise be to Allaah.

If your wife accepts your being away for this length of time, then there is nothing wrong with it. May Allaah bless us and you with all strength and goodness.

Source: Sheikh Muhammed Salih Al-Munajjid

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