In the Name of Allah, Most Gracious, Most Merciful.
All praise and thanks are due to Allah, and peace and blessings be upon His Messenger.
In this fatwa:
In his response to your question, Sheikh Ahmad Kutty, a senior lecturer and an Islamic scholar at the Islamic Institute of Toronto, Ontario, Canada, states:
As long as you have solemnized the marriage in accordance with the requirements of the Shari`ah, and your husband did not divorce you, then your marriage is still valid, even though you did not live with your husband for more than two months in three years.
1- Through actual pronouncement of divorce by the husband with proper documentation,
3- Dissolution of marriage through a judge, authorized to do so, in case of necessity.
Almighty Allah knows best.
Editor’s note: This fatwa is from Ask the Scholar’s archive and was originally published at an earlier date.