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 […]

Marriage and Severed Ties of Kinship

Ustadha Raidah Shah Idil advises on mending relations with estranged parents and marrying with their blessing.   Question: Assalam alaykum wa rahmat Allah wa barakatuh. My parents got divorced when I was 3 and I ended up with my father who raised me. I didn’t see my mother for almost 19 years, until I finally […]

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 […]

Re Previous Answer on Wife’s Conjugal Rights

Shaykh Jamir Meah clarifies certain aspects of a previous answer on a wife’s conjugal rights. I am writing to inquire a further look at this portion from a previous answer: What Does Islam Say About the Neglect of the Wife’s Sexual Rights? Islam already takes into account the fact that a woman may have times […]

Have I Divorced My Wife?

Shaykh Abdurragmaan Khan untangles doubts about a divorce pronounced in anger. I have issued my wife with Talaq three times during a single incident. This was following an argument where I became so angry that I wanted to strangle her but instead I picked up the kettle and swung it, dropping all the water and […]

Has My Husband Divorced Me?

Shaykh Jamir Meah clears up confusion regarding whether a divorce has in fact happened. My husband said to me: “I will say three words. Talaq, talaq, talaq.” He didn’t say: “I divorce you,” and I didn’t know what his intentions were, but later on he said he didn’t divorce me. Has our divorce happened as […]

Having to Wait for Nikah

I have met a practicing man I wish to marry. We have been trying to get his parents to agree for almost nine months now and, alhamduliLlah, by the grace of Allah Most High, they have finally started to come to terms with it and his mother has called my mom. Their only concern is […]

Is It Valid to Marry in Secret?

Ustadh Salman Younas answers a question about the validity and rightness of wanting to marry someone without the parents’ knowledge and consent. Question: Assalam alaykum wa rahmat Allah wa barakatuh. I love someone and I want that relationship becomes halal. Right now I want to marry her without telling anyone just to make it halal, […]

Father-in-Law Kissed Daughter-in-Law

Ustadh Salman Younas gives general advice on a case of a father-in-law kissing the daughter-in-law by mistake and how one should act in such cases. Question: Assalam alaykum wa rahmat Allah wa barakatuh. A case has arisen in our town that a father in law suddenly and unexpectedly kissed his daughter in law. This all […]