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Divorcing a woman during her menses

Published: 24/08/2011 01:49:00 PM GMT
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Is it permissible to issue a pronouncement of divorce on a woman during her menses? Is such a divorce valid?

Answered by

Sheikh `Abd al-Wahhâb al-Turayrî, former professor at al-Imâm University in Riyadh

It is an act of disobedience and an unlawful innovation for a man to divorce a woman during her menses. Such an act is in direct contradiction to the Prophet’s teachings. The Prophet (peace be upon him) became angry with Ibn `Umar for divorcing his wife while she was in her menses and ordered him to return her to him. [Sahîh al-Bukhârî and Sahîh Muslim]

Such a divorce will not be valid. This is the strongest of the various opinions held by the scholars on this matter.

And Allah knows best.

Source: Islam Today

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