The most important right a wife has within marriage. She is entitled to acts of love. That is, her husband is obligated to give her attention, be respectful, and satisfy her needs.
Love is an important concept in marriage. Without this, it will collapse. It is therefore important that the husband complies with this, in order to have a successful relationship.
2. Respectful dealing
Like any other person, the wife has the right to respectful behavior. Allah loves it when people treat each other well.
Common injustices in marriage have to do with a lack of attention and love. This is disrespectful and should therefore always be avoided.
As a wife you have the right to respectful behavior of your husband, sayings and feelings. Respect must always be given, even outside of marriage.
As a wife you have the right to fair treatment. Does your husband have more than one wife? Then he is obliged to treat you and his other wives justly. You are entitled to fair treatment in compliments, gifts, time and attention.
There is a great responsibility on the husband when he has several wives. He should then give you what you need, without neglecting your rights. He should also be honest in what he spends.
Imam Shafi'i said:
“The Sunnah of the Messenger of Allah and the opinion of most Muslim scholars indicate that the husband should divide his time, day and night, among his wives, and divide it equally, and that he is not allowed to act unfairly in it."
In an Islamic marriage it is obligatory to agree on a Mahr (dowry). It makes the marriage valid, so this should not be missing.
Every wife is entitled to a dowry as soon as she enters a marriage. This can be anything the wife wants. For example, the dowry can be a trip, money, books, clothing, jewelry, etc.
The wife has the right to a place for herself in which she can feel safe and comfortable. Men are responsible for their wives. They are responsible for maintenance and safety.
It is not correct for the wife to be living with her in-laws. She has the right to her own place where she has privacy and can be herself.
The right to dress means that the wife must be provided with clothes. Clothing is a primary need. The husband is obliged to provide this for her.
The wife can only ask for clothing that she needs. The husband is only obliged to provide her with the primary clothing, as long as it remains reasonable.
7. Food and drink
This right also falls under maintenance. The wife is provided with food and is not obliged to buy it herself.
Husbands should therefore take responsibility and take care of their wives. The right to food and drink is one of the basic necessities.
As a wife you have the right to reasonable nutrition. A lack of this is the neglect, whereupon in such a situation, she can take some of her husbands money in order to satisfy this primary need.