Husband misusing his wife's obligation to obey him
What is the Islamic ruling on Bayt Al-Ta`ah (House of Obedience; a law that requires a wife to return to her husband's house and to obey him) especially that some husbands make bad use of this law?
The basic rule states that the relationship between the spouses shall be based on kind treatment and honor, as Allah (Exalted be He) says:
...and live with them honourably.
He (Glorified be He) also says:
And they (women) have rights (over their husbands as regards living expenses) similar (to those of their husbands) over them (as regards obedience and respect) according to what is reasonable
Each of the spouses has rights on the other that must be fulfilled. It is not permissible for either of them to harm the other in any way. May Allah grant us success. May peace and blessings be upon our Prophet Muhammad, his family, and Companions.