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Whom Shall I Marry: Ex Wife or Fiancée?

In this counseling answer: • Neither woman should be married out of guilt. • Think about who you can best honor and cherish and love for the sake of Allah. • Consider your own future, potential children, and a family. • Take some quiet time with yourself to do some writing, some reflecting, and some …

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How Should a Woman Respond to Her Abusive Husband?

Short Answer: Don’t accept abuse, this is not part of being a good Muslim wife. Abuse is never, ever your fault. The way you have described him, he is not a normal human being. It could be drug abuse, depression, or a personality disorder causing his rage. All of these need professional treatment. Putting up with him …

Husband Stopped Having Sex with Me; I’m Thinking of Divorce

Husband Stopped Having Sex with Me; I’m Thinking of Divorce

In this counseling answer: “The duty of a husband is to treat his wife with kindness and all the other women in his life that he is responsible for. A husband treating his wife well isn’t conditional on how much she does for him. The character of a man of God is one who strives …

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I Want To Keep Our Baby, Husband Prays For An Abortion

Short Answer: “Within very specific circumstances and under strict conditions, abortion is permitted. However, a husband cannot simply decide that his wife must get an abortion, nor is she obliged to obey him in this matter. For him to demand this, without a valid reason, is a grave sin for which he will be held …

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I Thought He Was Pious, But It Was a Trick. Divorce?

Asalamu Alaikum Saira, Thank you for contacting About Islam with your question. After going through your question, I came to two realizations. The first is that your relationship with the man who is currently your husband through nikah kitab (Islamic wedding contract) did not start off in the best way. That is, it started off by you …

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Can a Muslim Woman Divorce Her Abusive Husband?

Salam Alaykum dear reader, Thank you for this question. To answer your question, no, not at all, Islam doesn’t force a woman to remain with an abusive husband. Islam doesn’t even force a woman to marry/remain married to someone she doesn’t approve of. Proof: The Divorce of Thabit bin Qais Consider the following hadith. It …

How to Deal with My Financially Irrisponsible Husband?

How to Deal with My Financially Irrisponsible Husband?

Answer: As-Salaam ‘Aleikom sister, It sounds you are going through a very stressful time with your spouse. In sha’Allah, I will try my best to advice you what to do in this situation. You got married to your husband when you were only 17, and your parents were not so happy about this marriage. Sometimes …

Want to Divorce from My Rude Husband

Want to Divorce from My Rude Husband

Answer: As-Salamu ‘Alaikum dear sister, It is not surprising that you wish to seek divorce at this point. It must be very difficult for you to live in this type of situation, besides that it makes your life feel very miserable. Before you seek a divorce, I would first recommend trying to resolve your differences …

Emotional Abuse of My Husband: Can I Separate?

Emotional Abuse of My Husband: Can I Separate?

Answer: As-Salaam ‘Aleikom sister, Thank you for contacting us with you question. I will answer you the best I can, In sha’ Allah. 25 years is a long time. Has your husband been emotionally abusive from the start or is it something he’s been doing recently? Whenever it has started, marriage should not be like …

Husband Treats Me Badly, But Afraid of Khul`

Husband Treats Me Badly, But Afraid of Khul`

Answer: Wa ‘Alaikum As-Salaam dear sister, I’m sorry to hear that you are going through such a troubled marriage. Before I begin to respond to your question, I’d like to make clear that I am not a religious scholar or Imam; therefore,I won’t be able to quote you exact laws and hadith about the rights …



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