Posted on 04/02/2012 by __socrates

HUSBAND Arabic zauj زوج
A husband is not guardian over his wife any further that respects the rights of marriage, nor does the provision for her rest upon him any further than with respect to food, clothing, and lodging (Hidayah, vol. i. 63), but he may be imprisoned for the maintenance of his wife (Ibedem, vol ii p. 628). The evidence of a husband concerning his wife is not accepted by the Sunnis, but is allowed in Shi’ah law (Ib., vol ii p 685). The Muslim law demands that a Muslim husband shall reside equally with each of his wives, unless one wife bestow her right upon another wife. (Ib. vol i p 184.)

Based on Hughes, Dictionary of Islam