With regard to the article, “Many husbands jealous of the success of their better halves” (June 15), it should be pointed out that according to Islamic teachings, wives are allowed to work and earn money on their own in addition to their household duties. The best solution for the misunderstanding that may occur between husbands and wives lies with the husbands. They should help their wives with household duties as our Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him) did. There are many examples in the life of Prophet Muhammad (pbuh) helping his wives with household duties to relieve them of their burdens. Imams should talk about this matter in their sermons.
Hoosein Kader, Online response
As a working Saudi mother who makes more money than her husband, I have endured my husband’s jealousy which has been made worse by his family who criticize him for letting me work. My husband barely spends anything on the house. I pay for the weekly housekeeper, my daughter’s school expenses, the furnishings of the house and groceries. I spend nearly three-fourths of my salary on the house and still he is resentful. All his money goes to his family, including his married sisters, to take them on vacation!
Um Sarah, Online response