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  • Authorizing wife to issue divorce Date: 12-6-2017

    Salaam Shaykh. I would like to first thank you for the excellent service which you provide, and you have really benefitted me .I have an important question which I need clarification on in detail, please. The issue of the husband giving the wife the authority to divorce herself is slightly confusing me. I read through these following fataawa and have.. More

  • Divorcing wife ‘fraction’ of divorce Date: 12-6-2017

    Can a person give one divorce in fractions, like, for example, by giving one divorce and half of a second divorce? My understanding is that you give one, two, or three divorces and there is no such thing as half a divorce. Please answer. .. More

  • Written divorce metaphor of divorce Date: 7-6-2017

    Assalaamu alaykum. Please tell me, what if a man sent a written message to her wife and wrote, "I divorce you by a Khul’." but some conditions of the Khul’ were missing, so it is not a khul? My question is whether a divorce takes place anyway because he wrote the word, "I divorce you" or whether it does not take no effect and they remain married.. More

  • Husband told wife she is destroying her house Date: 5-6-2017

    Dear Brother/Sister, Assalaamu alaykum. Can you please help me to understand whether the following statement can affect the wedding: an angry husband who tells his wife, "You are destroying your own house." Thank you, and regards. .. More

  • Triple divorce before consummation of marriage Date: 5-6-2017

    My husband suffers from an erectile dysfunction; we have never been able to consummate this marriage. Due to some differences which arose, he sent me a divorce deed from Pakistan which said that he is declaring a triple divorce and then it said that he divorces me in three separate lines. If I want to get back together with him, is Halalah (wife marrying.. More

  • This expression is not a metaphor for divorce Date: 27-3-2017

    Assalaamu alaykum, Shaykh. I apologise for continuously messaging you, but I am deeply suffering from satanic whisperings, and it is really destroying my life. I asked a question but was referred to another fatwa. The question was the following: Salaam. A married couple are not in an argument, and the husband asks the wife, "Can you imagine your.. More

  • Divorcing wife without directly telling her Date: 21-3-2017

    Assalaamu alaykum. My parents married me to my cousin eightyears ago, but the marriage was never consummated. Now he is interested in another girl. My cousin told everyone in my family that he has divorced me. He admitted in front of all family members that he has done all that, but I did not see any paper of divorce and he did not pronounce the divorce.. More

  • Saying to wife: I divorce you five times Date: 1-3-2017

    Shaykh, I am in so much distress and pain. I was slightly mad and I texted my wife that I wanted to end the relationship - just to scare her - and that I would call and tell her the words. I was hoping that she would not answer, but she did, which made me mad. I was like, "Fine, I divorce you 5 times." By Allaah, I do not remember my intention, but.. More

  • Metaphor of divorce depends upon husband's intention Date: 27-2-2017

    Assalaamu alaykum. I am very distressed right now and look forward towards your help. A few months ago, my husband and I got into an argument until, out of anger, he said, "Go to your mother's place." We did not pay attention to it at that time, but a few days ago, I came across a lecture by a scholar on Facebook who said that divorce occurs when such.. More

  • Whether 'Umar, may Allah be pleased with him, punished for innovated divorce Date: 23-2-2017

    Assalaamu alaykum, Shaykh. I read that our beloved leader 'Umar, may Allaah be pleased with him, would punish people for having an innovated divorce? Is that information authentic? .. More

  • Issuing civil divorce in non-Muslim country Date: 17-1-2017

    Assalaamu alaykum. A friend of mine has the following question. He married according to Islam with a valid marriage, but he lives in a non-Muslim country and also went to the goverment to register the marriage. After doing this and paying 400 euros to the goverment, the problems began. They decided to end the official marriage because of the problems.. More

  • ‘Let us part’ is not explicit wording of divorce Date: 28-12-2016

    Dear Brother/Sister, while reading some fatawa online, I came across Dr Zakir Naik's statement below: There are five types of divorce in Islam – The first type is by unilateral… by unilateral agreement, between the husband and wife – Both may say… ‘Okay, we are not compatible… let us part’. Can you explain this type of divorce. In.. More

  • Authorizing wife to issue divorce Date: 23-11-2016

    Dear Brother/Sister. Assalaamu alaykum. I came across some articles in which it says that a man can give the right of divorce to his wife. Does that mean that if a man tells his wife during a fight: if you want to leave, then go, and, on the spot, since the wife is angry, she says, "Yes, I am leaving you," this counts as a divorce? Thank you for explaining. .. More

  • Resorting to civil court for divorce Date: 23-11-2016

    I have a question regarding divorce in Islam while living in the USA. I separated from my wife due to some domestic issues that took place between us 10 months ago. While separated, I decided to divorce my wife due to the gravity of issues. As I did not want to utter the word Talaaq (divorce), I hired an attorney to do the job for me in compliance with.. More

  • Formats of divorce in Urdu Date: 19-11-2016

    Assalaamu alaykum, Sheikh. In pakistani culture, if the husband says, 'I divorce you', it would count as a divorce no matter what his intentions were. However, if a husband did not pronouce the word Talaaq (divorce) completely, like for example, he said 'Talaa' or 'Talq' (skipping the letter Alif) instead, would that still count as a divorce? If he.. More