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Question # : 1593


I am an engineer living with my wife and a small kid of 4 months. I am also an active member of tableegh jamat. My company timing is from 8:30 am to 5:30pm. After my duty I spend some time with my wife till maghrib. From maghrib to isha i am mostly engaged in the gasht and mulakats. My wife is not happy with this and always complains me that i dont pay my much attention at home. She also warns that she will hold me responsible at the day of qayama and complain to Allah regarding me. Kindly assist whether i should work for tableegh or engage myself at home. jazakallah

Answer : 1593

Published on: Sep 24, 2007

بسم الله الرحمن الرحيم

(Fatwa: 516/508=D)


It is also required to work for deen and strive to spread it among people provided nobody?s right is infringed upon. The hadith says: ان لزوجک علیک حقاً


Therefore, one should organize it in such a way that neither causes laziness in religious work nor violates the rights of the family members. If you fulfill the due rights of your family and they still complain then you should try to convince them and get them understand the importance of religion and its work. In short, leaving the work of deen and engaging only in family affairs is very much harmful for you. Likewise, engaging in religious work leaving the rights of family is also wrong for which you will be accountable before Allah. So, try to discharge your duties to possible extent and convince those politely who have complaint against you.

Allah knows Best!

Darul Ifta,
Darul Uloom Deoband

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