Is It Disliked to Call a Husband by His Name?

Shafi'i Fiqh

Answered by Ustadha Shazia Ahmad


I know that it is not impermissible for a woman to call her spouse by his name. I understand that according to customs and different cultures it may be deemed as disrespectful but would there be any dislike in this in Britain 2021 where it is the norm to call one’s husband by his name?


Thank you for your question.  There is no particular ruling on this case, so it goes back to the preference of the husband. If he dislikes it, it should be avoided, and if not, then there is no problem with it.

Please see more details here:
Do I Have to Obey My Husband in Everything?
Is It Sinful to Disobey One’s Husband?

[Ustadha] Shazia Ahmad
Checked and Approved by Shaykh Faraz Rabbani

Ustadha Shazia Ahmad lived in Damascus, Syria for two years where she studied aqida, fiqh, tajweed, tafsir, and Arabic. She then attended the University of Texas at Austin, where she completed her Masters in Arabic. Afterward, she moved to Amman, Jordan where she studied fiqh, Arabic, and other sciences. She later moved back to Mississauga, Canada, where she lives with her family.