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How much time one person can be away from his wife?

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How much time one person can be away from his wife? from some sources it has been heard that if a person is away from his wife for more then 40 days, his nikah will break. is it true? let me know the details please

 

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How does nikaah marriage break

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Dear and beloved brother in Islam, except for the pronouncement of divorce, there is absolutely nothing one can do or say which affects the validity of ones nikaah in Shariah Law. The one and only thing which breaks ones nikaah is the pronouncement of divorce!

 

There is absolutely nothing in the Quran or the Sunnah which states that if a husband is away from his wife for more than 40 days (or even 40 years!) it would automatically invalidate or affect the validity of their nikaah.

 

Once two believers have agreed to unite themselves in the sacred bond of marriage through nikaah, the one and only thing which will affect the validity of their nikaah is the pronouncement of divorce. The number of days a husband and a wife happen to live away from each other has absolutely no affect by itself on the validity of their nikaah in Shariah Law.

 

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