Sheikh AhmadKutty,a senior lecturer and an Islamic scholar at the Islamic Institute of Toronto, Ontario, Canada, stated that: While every husband retain every right to command their wife as they please, they owe no obligation towards them. This is absolutely wrong; Allah categorically declares in the Qur’an, (And they(women) have rights similar to those (of men) over them in kindness) (Al-Baqarah2:228).

Therefore, we will not be exaggerating, if we state that a husband that’s preventing his wife from Hajj is being unfair and unreasonable in his actions and behavior toward his wife. In Islam, rights come with responsibilities: A husband has no right to dictate terms to his wife if he is not fulfilling his obligations toward her. His primary obligation toward her entails supporting her financially as well as fulfilling his spousal duties toward her, which also includes providing emotional support.

Allah orders husbands to, (Consort with them inkindnessforif you hate them it may happen that you hate a thing wherein Allah has placed much good.(An-Nisaa‘ 4:19). In case of taking a second wife, it is his duty to treat both of them fairly and equally as best as he can. Although he is not accountable for what he cannot control, he must never, in the words of the Qur’an(turn not altogether away (from one), leaving her as in suspense) (An-Nisaa‘ 4:129).