How to Deal with My Non-Practicing Revert Husband?

Shafi'i Fiqh

Answered by Ustadha Shazia Ahmad

Question

My husband has converted to Islam. He stopped drinking and smoking. He doesn’t want to pray and but he believes in God. But he told me he doesn’t need the Quran. I’m really sad about that. What should I do? Unpracticing

Answer

I am sorry that you are facing this challenge with your husband. The following links answer your question beautifully. Please read them all:
My husband Doesn’t Pray
My Husband Is Lazy About His Prayers. How Do I Convince Him?
How to Deal With a Husband Who Doesn’t Practice?
My Husband Does Not Practice. What Do I Do?

The short answer is that you should still support him, love him and be kind. Have intelligent, knowledgeable friends around you that can influence him. Read the Quran regularly, so its presence is never lost in your home.

Pray the Prayer of Need for Allah to guide him and strengthen his foundations. Keep good translations in the home that he can have access to. Also, consider taking a class with him online or attending inspirational lectures that appeal to his intellect. Dr. Zakir Naik’s speeches on youtube are particularly good for eliminating doubts.

Be grateful that he has stopped drinking and smoking; the rest will come gradually Insha Allah. Allah, Most High, says, “And ˹remember˺ when your Lord proclaimed, ‘If you are grateful, I will certainly give you more. But if you are ungrateful, surely My punishment is severe.’” [Quran, 14:7]

May Allah reward you, facilitate your situation, and reward you for your good intentions.

[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.