Grounds for Annulment of Marriage

Q: What are the procedures and legal grounds for annulment of a marriage? A: THE PROCEDURE AND GROUNDS FOR ANNULMENT Your question refers. The following are valid grounds for annulment1) Physical Abuse2) Sexual abuse3) Extreme and continuous verbal abuse4) Failure to maintain the wife5) Desertion of the husband for a period of more than one […]

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Coming Together after Irrevocable Divorce

Q: One of my friends had been divorced from her husband with talak-e-bain (irrevocable divorce). her iddat (waiting period) is still going on. 15 days is still remaining. The reason for which they had to divorce has been resolved. They both want to reconcile. How can they do this? A: In the case of Talaaq […]

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Validity of Court Divorce

Q: My husband has divorced his first wife thorough the court and sent her the divorce papers but they are Shia and are not accepting this divorce. Has the divorce taken place? A: A court divorce is not recognised in Shariah. Husband should write out an Islamic divorce and send it to his first wife. […]

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Wife Issuing Divorce

Q: The relationship I have with my wife has been unstable for quite some time now. A couple of weeks ago we had an argument and she came to the conclusion that she does not want to be with me anymore. She has requested a divorce and I have said that I will give her […]

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Using Word Haraam and Divorce

Q: If a husband said to his wife thrice that you are now haraam on me will talaaq (divorce) take place or not? A: Words such as ‘you are haram’, are termed ‘Kinaayah’ in Shari’ah and will only constitute Talaaq (divorce) if said with an intention of Talaaq; otherwise not. If the husband did not […]

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Two Divorces and Reconciliation

Q: I have given two talaaqs (divorces) but have reconciled. Is a new nikaah (marriage) necessary, or are there any other requirements? The first talaaq was given in October 2010 verbally, thereafter we reconciled. After some problems in 2011 I issued a second verbal talaaq during June. I moved out of the marital home till […]

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Explanation of Rujoo

Q: What is rujoo? How does one do rujoo? A: When one or two direct Talaaqs are given and the husband wishes to reconcile with the wife, he can do so during the Iddat period in one of two ways; 1. he can verbally say that he has taken her back, 2. there is some […]

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Husband Refusing Divorce

Q: If the wife asks for a talaaq (divorce), but the husband refuses to divorce her and she’s truly unhappy in the marriage, what can she do? A: They must get the elders of the family or community or the local Ulama to sit with them and try to resolve the differences. Another option is […]

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Validity of Three Divorces

Q: As far as I know if any husband wants to give his wife divorce then he has to give it in 3 different times. Now if any husband gives his wife 3 talaqs (divorces) at once then will it be valid? A. The ruling is that if the Talaaq has been pronounced thrice then […]

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Divorce in Anger

Q: A man told his wife on the phone in anger Talaq (divorce) 3 times. Later his wife phoned to ask how many talaqs did you give. He answers three without saying the word talaq again. Are 3 talaqs done? And if Talak is done what is the solution if he wants to take his […]

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