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Rukhsati

Fatwaa ID: 1185

Question:
Salam,

My father-in-law will not let my wife see me, even though the Nikkah has been completed. They won’t allow her to leave until the Rukhsati is done, but I can’t find anything about Rukhsati in Islam. Is there anything I can do?

Answer:
In the Name of Allaah, the Most Gracious, the Most Merciful.
As-salaamu ‘alaykum wa-rahmatullaahi wa-barakaatuh.

In principle, once the nikaah has taken place, a couple may meet and do as they wish. Rukhsati is a mutual agreement by both parties to delay moving in or living together until a specified time for certain reasons. If such an agreement was made, then it will be advisable to honor that. The couple are in their right however to revoke this agreement at any time that they wish.

In the enquired situation, your father-in-law has no right to prevent your wife from seeing you. You are her lawful husband. If you are unable to convince him, you may consider requesting someone of influence to him to speak on your behalf. However, consider the pros and cons before doing so. It may be in your best interests in the long run to exercise patience and uphold the custom.

And Allaah Ta’aala knows best.
Mufti Muajul I. Chowdhury
Darul Iftaa New York
https://askthemufti.us/

وصل اللهم وسلم وبارك على سيدنا محمد وعلى ءاله وصحبه أجمعين

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