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How to Deal with My Friend after Marrying Her Ex-Husband?

06 August, 2018
Q As-Salamu alaykum. My sister got married to her best friend's ex-husband. Since then she is hated by that woman, she curses and swears her. My sister asked her to forgive her, but she doesn't agree. She expects her to divorce her husband. What should she do?

Answer

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.

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In this fatwa:

If your sister did no wrong, she does not need to brood over this issue. She should only leave her alone and ignore her.


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:

If your sister did not lure her friend’s ex-husband nor seduced him; rather he left her on his free will without any fault of your sister, and she married him after his divorce, then that woman is irrational and unjust. Your sister is not to be blamed; if she could not live with him, it is not your sister’s fault.

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If your sister did no wrong, she does not need to brood over this issue. She should only leave her alone and ignore her.

 By failing to do that, your sister is letting her friend control her life. It will only increase her agony. And she will never be able to enjoy peace with that kind of attitude.

Allah Almighty knows best.

Editor’s note: This fatwa is from Ask the Scholar’s archive and was originally published at an earlier date.