Sunday, December 9, 2012

ISLAMIC LAW ON DIVORCE (VERSE 2:230)


Assalam oalaikum,

 In verse 2:230 of the Holy Quran, Allah (swt) says,

‘And if he has divorced her for the third time then she is not lawful unto him thereafter until she has married another husband. Then if the other husband divorces her, it is no sin on both of them that they reunite, provided they feel that they can keep the limits ordained by Allah. These are the limits of Allah which He makes plain for the people who have knowledge.’

This verse mentions about the third time that a man pronounces divorce against his wife. After pronouncing divorce against his wife thrice a man forfeits his right to either reconcile with her or marry her. However, if the woman marries elsewhere and her second husband divorces her out of his own will or else if he dies, then in such cases, the man has the right to marry his wife again.

The practice of Halala that is followed in certain countries is unacceptable in Islam. Prophet Mohammad (saw) has strictly condemned this awful custom. In Halala, a divorced woman is married to a certain man in a pre-planned way where it is understood that her second husband will divorce her, thereby enabling her first husband to re-marry her. In Halala the second marriage of the divorced woman is not considered to be lawful and neither will her remarriage with her first husband will be considered to be lawful. Thus, the marriages solemnized under the scheme of halala will be invalid and would therefore be considered as adultery.


Keep Me In Your Prayers.
Amel Soname
Amel_soname@yahoo.com

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