Among the rights of the husband on the wife is for her not to travel or go out of the house without his consent. In the statement of the Messenger of Allah peace be upon him when addressing the men during the farewell pilgrimage, he said: “Fear Allah with regard to women, for you have taken them as a trust from Allah, and intimacy with them has become permissible to you through Allah’s Word. Your rights over them are that they should not allow anyone whom you dislike to sit on your bedding. (Or the wife is not to admit anyone in the house whom the husband would be displeased with.) If they do that, then hit them, but in a manner that does not cause injury or leave a mark. Their rights over you are that you should provide for them and clothe them in a reasonable manner.”

But if a woman likes to have her child’s birth in another place, be it her own state or another, she should seek his consent with kindness and humility. If he permits, she can go, and if otherwise, she has to stay.