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You're Free Is It Divorce

"You're Free": Is It Divorce?

Wa `alaykum As-Salamu waRahmatullahi wa Barakatuh. 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: If a husband says to his wife “you are free”, it falls under the category of allusive words that need intention to affect divorce. That means this …

Second Wife: He Divorced Me Out of Fear

In this counseling answer: “In the future, dear sister, please make sure that the next man you consider for marriage is one of honorable character and follows Islam. Not one who is weak and unstable succumbing to the demands of a family.” As-Salamu ’Alaykum dear sister, I am sad to hear about your situation with …

Divorce

We're Getting Divorced: How to Tell the Kids?

In this counseling answer: ” I would kindly suggest that both you and your husband sit down with your children at a time where there is no stress. Preferably on a weekend or an evening when they do not have school the next day. I would explain to them that you both love them very much …

Divorce

Concerned About Divorce Effect on My Child

In this counseling answer: “Individual counseling is needed for the both of you, because it will help each one of you reflect on your feelings, the source of your pain, and create new goals in order to overcome these hardships and find happiness within yourselves. Individual counseling should give each one of you more clarity and …

My Daughter Chooses her Father after Divorce

In this counseling answer: “Start your healing journey and focus on some self-love. It sounds like you have been through a lot and need some self-nurturing. I am sure you have some things to work through just as your daughter does. Use this time to build yourself up because later your daughter may need you …

Divorce Doesn't Make You Bad

Divorce Doesn't Make You Bad

Divorce doesn’t make you a bad person. Some divorced people are far better than those who aren’t even married yet. It is just a fact of life sometimes.

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My Marriage is Affecting Motherhood

In this counseling answer: “You can look at your situation honestly and make a decision. Of course I do not know your situation so I am not sure what is best for your daughter. However, you can look at both sides. Perhaps even make a list. On one list write all the benefits she is gaining from …

I Feared of Loneliness, So I Got Married

I Feared of Loneliness, So I Got Married

In this counseling answer: “When one of the spouses becomes abusive and inflicts physical, mental, or emotional torture, and is not willing to change by taking practical measures through therapy or counseling, then it is a valid reason for seeking divorce.” As-Salamu ‘Alaykum sister, Thank you for writing to us. I am sorry to hear …

What Is the (Waiting Period) in Case of Khul?

What Is the (Waiting Period) in Case of Khul?

Is it necessary after khul to observe iddah (waiting period) and confine at home for 4 months, though she did not meet her husband for the last 4 years, and will not work anymore during that period (4 months)? In that case, how will she bear daily necessities?

My Ex Wants Custody Of the Kids, Help!

My Ex Wants Custody Of the Kids, Help!

In this counseling answer: •I would kindly advise that you do not let him take your children anywhere. If he wants to visit the boys you may suggest that it be at your home until the court case is settled.  You do not want to risk him disappearing with the children. •I am recommending you seek …



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