Question 2: What is the meaning of Nushooz ? Can this occur from both spouses or the wife only?
Answer: Nushooz is the state when one spouse violates their marital duties. Allaah says: And if a woman fears cruelty or desertion on her husband’s part, there is no sin on them both if they make terms of peace between themselves; and making peace is better. A woman may give up any of her rights so that her husband would not divorce her, as Sawdah (may Allaah be pleased with her) did with the Prophet (peace be upon him). `Aa’ishah (may Allaah be pleased with her)commented on Allaah’s Saying… read more here.