The spouse is certainly not to keep far from their spouse or keep his spouse in a situation of suspense, whether at home or abroad, for a period that is protracted of except along with her permission. Allah stated: "Turn maybe perhaps maybe not away (from your own spouse) completely, to be able to leave her hanging. Then Allah is Oft-Forgiving, Merciful" (4:129) if you come to a friendly understanding and practice self-restraint,. Protracted separation (half a year or higher when you look at the Shafi`i school) without previous or subsequent arrangement with the wife, if the spouse is away willingly or unwillingly (for instance because of war, imprisonment, or infection) is enough grounds on her to have divorce or separation from the judge.
The Prophet, comfort and blessings be upon him, stated: "Try not to beat your lady." He additionally stated: "don't hit your spouse into the face." The expiation for striking an individual's slave into the real face would be to set them free at that moment, but exactly what expiation will there be for striking one's spouse?