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Husband drinks alcohol

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Dear Brother

I want to know under the light of islam my husband have a habit of drinking alcohol he is very much aware that its haram but he has this habit since very long and i tried my best to stop this habit but now things getting worse he infact drinks at home.i have naver experince this in my parents house and i cant tolaret that i see my husband drinking infront of me i loose pateince and feel helpless i feel like finishing this marriage please help me and give me solution brother give me ways so i can help my husband before he do more sins please please reply...


Jazakallha khair... 


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Husband drinks alcohol

In the name of Allah, We praise Him, seek His help and ask for His forgiveness. Whoever Allah guides none can misguide, and whoever He allows to fall astray, none can guide them aright. We bear witness that there is none worthy of worship but Allah Alone, and we bear witness that Muhammad (saws) is His slave-servant and the seal of His Messengers.


The time to investigate, check and verify the character and the practice of the deen of a person is before one decides to marry them, not after one has married them!


Respected Sister, if after your very best efforts, your husband does not desist from openly transgressing the Prescribed Boundaries of Allah and insists on drinking alcohol, you have two lawful options in Islam:

  1. Bear his evil habit with patience with the conviction that justice will be served and you will get your full and due retribution for your patience and steadfastness in the Presence of your Lord Most Just, Most Supreme on that Inevitable Day of Judgment; and thus save your marriage.
  2. If you cannot bring yourself to accept your husband so blatantly disobeying the Commands of Allah, and especially if you fear that your own faith might be put to test because of the evil deeds of your husband, you are well within your rights to initiate divorce proceedings against your husband.and if what you have related is indeed true, there would be absolutely no blame or sin upon you.


Whatever written of Truth and benefit is only due to Allahs Assistance and Guidance, and whatever of error is of me alone. Allah Alone Knows Best and He is the Only Source of Strength.


Your brother and well wisher in Islam,





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