1. If a man has two wives, he is not allowed to divorce one of them or to force her away from him. In fact, he is required to continue to be the husband of her who has been agreed upon, and not to abandon her. 2. If a man has a wife who refuses to do to him as he has commanded, he can divorce her. 3. A woman is responsible for her own conduct. 4. A husband owes his wife reverence. 5. A woman is entitled to no more than the right to make her own decisions about her body, and to live her life to the fullest. 6. A wife has no right to insist on the performance of certain religious practices that violate the laws of her community. So long as this rights are upheld, a wife is not obligated to do anything to a husband that he would not do to a stranger. 7. A wife has a right to insist on wearing her black head covering at all times. (The woman’s head covering is generally called the niqab.) 8. If a wife believes she is being abused or mistreated in any way by a husband, she can make a complaint to the magistrate. 9. No one can force a woman to marry. (For a married couple not to marry each other is considered rape, which can get you imprisoned for up to 4 years.) 10. A woman can be subjected to great physical and sexual abuse in any situation, and will not be able to bring charges or make such a complaint with respect to the actions of a husband. 11. A woman cannot be punished for not going out and meeting a man. 12. A woman can’t be punished for not wearing her wedding ring if she herself has been raped in a marriage-arrangement. It does not matter where she was raped, as long as it was consensual.
The Prophet (peace and blessings be upon him) was asked who among you takes an oath and who does not? He replied: “I take an oath (by Allah). Whoever does not take an oath by Allah will be taken to account for (what he has said and done) and all that he has done.” (Reported by al-Bukhari).
The Prophet (peace and blessings be upon him) was asked about a Muslim who has a woman with whom he likes to live together. He said: “He should live in a separate house but he should not get drunk with her. He should give her some of his substance (if he has