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A woman should not ask for a divorce without a valid reason

Published: 24/08/2011 07:01:00 PM GMT
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My question to you is about divorce. I know that divorce is not unlawful, however I read somewhere that a woman who asks for divorce for no reason will never ever enter Paradise. Can you please elaborate on that?

Answered by

Sheikh `Abd al-Rahmân al-`Ajlân, lecturer at the Grand Mosque in Mecca

A woman should not ask for a divorce without a legal or valid reason as long as she can manage to live with her husband. Our Prophet (peace be upon him) said: “Any woman who requests her husband to divorce her without a valid reason will not smell the scent of Paradise.”

However, if a proper marital life has become impossible between the two or if it has become simply unbearable for her, then it is permissible for her to ask for divorce. Allah says: “But if they separate, Allah will provide abundance for each of them from His all-reaching bounty.”

Source: Islam Today

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