Saying “I Divorce You Thrice”

Answered by Ustadha Shazia Ahmad Question: Assalamu alaykum My wife and I have issues; her father sides with her and doesn’t try to solve the problems between us. Unfortunately I said to her once, “I divorce you“. Then I forgave her and asked that she came back home. Her dad refused to let her return […]

Divorce and Abuse

Answered by Shaykh Jamir Meah Question: Assalamu alaykum I know that typically the views about women initiating divorce might be more limiting and men have greater permissions to initiate divorce. However, if a husband repeatedly over a duration of time expresses an intent to divorce once a certain condition occurs, is it within the realm […]

Divorce and Oath

Answered by Shaykh Abdurragmaan Khan Question: Assalam alaykum, If before marriage Zaid takes an oath that after marriage if he utters any word it will count as a divorce, will his wife be divorced if utters any word according to Shaf’i fiqh? Answer: Assalamu alaykum Shukran for your question. The Messenger of Allah (peace & […]

Divorce and Conversion to Islam

Answered by Shaykh Abdurragmaan Khan Question: Assalam alaykum, My wife and I married as Christians, and we have several children. I converted to Islam . She just filed for divorce primarily because she is opposed to Islam. I don’t want to divorce her, but that makes no difference to the government. Where can I find […]

Struggling to Find a Spouse After a Divorce.

Answered by Shaykh Farid Dingle Question: Assalamu alaykum I have been divorced 5 years ago. Now I am struggling to find a spouse. I have prayed and tried everything. How do I make it better? How to get my peace back? Answer: Assalamu alaykum wa rahmatullahi wa barakatuh, Dear questioner, You just have to keep […]

How Can I Protect Myself from Uttering a Divorce in Anger?

Answered by Ustadh Tabraze Azam Question: Assalam alaykum Inshallah this year I should be getting married and something I am very worried about is verbal divorce. I am scared that perhaps in a state between wakefulness and sleep that I might utter something I don’t mean or that I might say a statement of divorce […]

Implicit Divorce.

Answered by Ustadh Salman Younas Question: Assalam aleykum I married a woman 1.5 years ago and later found out she could not have sexual intercourse because of medical reasons. She refuses to get treatment. Whenever I try to bring up the topic of divorce, she emotionally blackmails me. I have told her «I want a […]

Saying One Is Divorced in Jest

Ustadh Tabraze Azam is asked if saying one is divorced in jest or thoughtlessness to others in conversation or chat counts as a legal divorce.   Question: Assalam alaykum wa rahmat Allah wa barakatuh. If one says words like “I am divorced” or “I got divorced” (not the exact wording as it happened a long […]

Unfaithful Husband Working Overseas

Ustadh Farid Dingle untangles the difficulties a wife faces when her husband who works overseas decides to marry a second wife but wishes to divorce his first on no grounds. Question: Assalam alaykum wa rahmat Allah wa barakatuh. I am married for six years. I have two kids. My son is five years old and […]

Divorce Due to Lack of Household Support

Ustadha Raidah Shah Idil is asked if it is permissible to divorce a spouse who consistently refuse to help with childcare and household chores.   Question: Assalam alaykum wa rahmat Allah wa barakatuh. My husband and I have been having arguments on and off for the past few years. My husband doesn’t help me with […]