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.
Question 1: I have two wives, and I have sons and daughters from each of them, praise be to Allaah. I want to give one of them a house, as she is a foreigner, given that she has acquired the Saudi nationality, and she does not have relatives in Saudi Arabia. Can I write a house in her name? Please advise us, may Allaah protect you and reward you.
Answer: It is Waajib (obligatory) on a husband to treat his wives as fairly as possible. As for the things he cannot divide among them equally, he does not have to be fair in them. Giving a house to only one wife and not the other is a controllable decision, so it is impermissible to do… read more here.