Islamic Divorce

وَإِنْ خِفْتُمْ شِقَاقَ بَيْنِهِمَا فَابْعَثُوا حَكَمًا مِنْ أَهْلِهِ وَحَكَمًا مِنْ أَهْلِهَا إِنْ يُرِيدَا إِصْلَاحًا يُوَفِّقِ اللَّهُ بَيْنَهُمَا ۗ إِنَّ اللَّهَ كَانَ عَلِيمًا خَبِيرًا

If you fear a split between the two of them, then appoint an arbiter from his relatives and an arbiter from her relatives. If they desire reconcilement, Allah shall reconcile them. Indeed Allah is all-knowing, all-aware. al-Qur’an 4:35

Islam does legally allow divorce, yet it is made morally and socially difficult. According to a Hadith, “Of all the things that God has permitted, what He hates the most is divorce.”

Divorce is a hard process for a married couple, but if it is a must for a just solution, it is legally allowed by Islam. It seems easy for a couple to divorce themselves legally once certain grounds for divorce are present, such as domestic violence, neglect and lack of support, etc. In practice, it is not something that families embark upon with ease. It is an unpleasant situation, especially in the more traditional segments of Islamic society, even though divorce has lost its disdain in the present-day European or American Muslims. Currently, there is much debate going on in the Islamic world about protecting the rights of women whose husbands abuse them and refuse to divorce them. Divorce is not a pleasant situation, and our Imam will help guide divorcing couples through the difficult process of obtaining a divorce as permitted in Islam. If you are considering a divorce and are in need for any consultation by our Imam, please contact our Imam [email protected] for assistance.