divorce of person who is suffering of a personality disorder?

In the Name of Allah, the All-Merciful, the Mercy-giving


All praise is due to Allah. Peace and blessings be upon His Prophet Muhammad.


Persons with mental and psychological problems have to consult specialists to determine how serious the case is and to help them overcome such disorders. In some cases, the patient is fully responsible of what he says or does, whereas in some other cases their deeds and sayings might be excused and pardoned.


For the divorce to take effect, from the shari`ah perspective, the husband has to have control over his mind insomuch that he is fully aware of and intends whatever words he utters. For example, divorce uttered by a man while he was so angry that he lost control over his mind and tongue is void.


Regarding the case in question, this man should consult a local scholar and honestly explain his case to him. He should tell him exactly what happened, what he said, what he meant, and how his mental state was when he pronounced divorce.


May Allah grant him quick recovery.


Almighty Allah knows best.

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