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Divorce allowed or not

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islam accept Divorce, but Allah Says avoide divorce divorce is correct or not

 

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Divorce allowed or not

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 no one (no idol, no person, no grave, no prophet, no imam, no dai, nobody!) worthy of worship but Allah Alone, and we bear witness that Muhammad (saws) is His slave-servant and the seal of His Messengers.

 

Indeed Islam guides that when two people who are eligible to marry wish to unite in the sacred institution of marriage, their intentions must be to commit to honor, love, and cherish each other for the rest of their lives. Islam also recognizes that human beings are not animals, and that it may happen that two people who intended to commit themselves to the sacred bond of marriage develop differences between themselves and it is possible that as a last resort, the two of them may wish to separate from each other, rather than transgress the boundaries of Allah Subhanah.


 

Thus, as an absolute last resort, Islam permits divorce between a married couple; and Islam guides the believing man and the woman that just as they once united in peace, kindness and mercy, if they wish to separate, they should fear Allah and separate in peace, kindness and mercy.

 

Allah Says in the Holy Quran Chapter 2 Surah Baqarah verses 229-231:

229 A divorce is only permissible twice: after that the parties should either hold together on equitable terms or separate with kindness. It is not lawful for you (men) to take back any of your gifts (from your wives) except when both parties fear that they would be unable to keep the limits ordained by Allah. If ye (judges) do indeed fear that they would be unable to keep the limits ordained by Allah there is no blame on either of them if she give something for her freedom. These are the limits ordained by Allah; so do not transgress them. If any do transgress the limits ordained by Allah such persons wrong (themselves as well as others).

230 So if a husband divorces his wife (irrevocably) he cannot after that remarry her until after she has married another husband and he has divorced her. In that case there is no blame on either of them if they reunite provided they feel that they can keep the limits ordained by Allah. Such are the limits ordained by Allah which He makes plain to those who understand.

231 When ye divorce women and they fulfil the term of their (`Iddat) either take them back on equitable terms or set them free on equitable terms; but do not take them back to injure them or to take undue advantage; if anyone does that He wrongs his own soul. Do not treat Allah's Signs as a jest but solemnly rehearse Allah's favors on you and the fact that He sent down to you the Book and Wisdom for your instruction. And fear Allah and know that Allah is well acquainted with all things.

 

Although Allah Subhanah has permitted the avenue of divorce for two people who cannot live together and decide to separate, amongst all the permissible things a divorce in Islam is considered the most detestable act in the sight of Allah Subhanah.

 

Sunan of Abu-Dawood Hadith 2173 Narrated by Abdullah ibn Umar

The Prophet (saws) said: ‘Of all the lawful acts’ the most detestable to Allah is divorce.’

 

Sunan of Abu-Dawood Hadith 2172 Narrated by Muharib

The Prophet (saws) said: ‘Allah did not make anything lawful more abominable to Him, than divorce.’

 

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

 

Your Brother in Islam,

 

 

Burhan

 


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