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Confinement, Mother’s house or In-laws?

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Question:

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Assalamu alaikum

I am living with my in-laws and I am expecting and was wondering what are the islamic views regarding going to my mother’s house for confinement. People keep taunting and saying it’s not permissible.

Answer:

Bismihi Ta’ala

Respected Sister in Islam

Wa'laikumus Salaam wa Rahmatullahi wa Barakaatuh 

Just as on other occasions you may go to your mother’s place, there is no problem in going to the mother’s place for the confinement. Generally people prefer to do the confinement at the mother’s place so that the daughter may receive special attention and recuperate completely with someone who she is very comfortable. However, it is good that this is done with the mutual understanding of the spouses.

And Allah Ta’ala knows best

(Mufti) Ebrahim Salejee