Dishonouring wife


Salaam. I would like Shaykh Hishams advice. What should i do when a husband allows his friend/boss to use filthy language to his wife and threatened to break her legs whilst the husband did not say a word but hold the friend nicely. Is this reason to divorce?


Alaykum Salam,

If this is a life-threatening situation where, for example, the boss is a gangster or wields financial threats, the position of the husband might be that of someone coerced, and the divorce of the coerced does not take effect. Let the married couple communicate peacefully and lovingly to remove that element from their life as it is not their friend at all.

Hajj Gibril Haddad

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