What is "Halala" in Islam ?
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What is "Halala" in Islam ? some say that for rejoining
your husband you have to do marriage to another person and then get divorce
from that person and than u can marry with yr old husband ? is there any
misconception in this view about "Halala" . what it is actually ?
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What is halala irrevocable divorce
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Allah Says in the Holy Quran Chapter 2 Surah
Baqarah verses 229-230:
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
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.
To prevent making a mockery of the sacred institution of
marriage and of the rights of women, where the man divorces his wife and
marries her again and again, Islam imposed the two-strike rule whereby a man is
allowed to divorce and remarry the same woman again only twice. If the man divorces his wife for the third
time, it would constitute an irrevocable divorce and it would be impermissible
for the man to marry the same woman again unless and until she (perchance)
marries another man, consummates the marriage, and the man dies or of his own
will divorces her.
Your Question: What is "Halala" in Islam ?
The term ‘Halala’ is when a man has irrevocably divorced
his wife, and they (or some people) intentionally plan and arrange for another
person to temporarily marry the (divorced) wife, so that the wife can again
become legal again for the first husband.
This intentional plotting and planning for arranging the temporary
marriage of the divorced wife with another person to intentionally circumvent
the Laws of Allah and make her legal for her first husband is what is known as
It is absolutely impermissible and a grave sin in the
sight of Allah for the believers to plan such a ‘halala’ to intentionally
circumvent and make a mockery of the Laws of Allah Subhanah. The Messenger of Allah (saws) invoked the
curse of Allah on the people who practiced ‘halala’ and on those for whom it
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Source of Strength.
Your brother and sincere well wisher in Islam,