Fasting in the presence of the husband

Question 4: I am a religiously committed woman. I observe Sawm (Fast) in Ramadaan, the six days of Shawwaal, the White Days (13th, 14th, and 15th of every Hijree month), in addition to Mondays and Thursdays. When I intend to observe Sawm during such days, I ask for my husband’s permission first. At the beginning he agrees, but after a while he gets angry and exclaims: “Every day Sawm, Sawm!” In this case, is it permissible for me to observe Sawm or not?

Answer: It is not permissible for you to observe supererogatory Sawm in the presence of your husband without his permission, because of his rights as a husband… read more here.

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