Asalam Alaykum eshaykh team
Recently a sister has been unjustly verbally n physically attacked n thrown out of her in laws house. No reason whatsoever. She is pregnant with her husbands first child. After 10days of trying to contact her husband through every avenue possible she has failed to get any response from him. Within 10days of separation he sent her divorce letter signed in front of two witnesses. She has been left in a terrible state ESP as she still till this day does not know the reason for the abuse, separation and divorce. She always fulfilled all her wifely duties with 100% commitment. Is this divorce legit? Has she been divorced? Is there anyway she can get back with her husband? All help will be greatly appreciated. She is maulana shaykh nazim’s mureed and was married into a deobandi family who did not believe in Sufism. JazakAllah.
wa `alaykum salam,
The Holy Prophet (SAW) said that Gabriel had exhorted and counseled him so much in respect of women that he felt that it was not permissible to divorce a woman, except when she was guilty of adultery.
Allah (SWT) states by ordering husbands the following:
You shall allow them to live in the same home in which they lived with you, and do not make life so miserable for them that they leave on their own. If they are pregnant, you shall spend on them until they give birth. If they nurse the infant, you shall pay them for this service. You shall maintain the amicable relations among you. If you disagree, you may hire another woman to nurse the child. [65:6]
Imam Senad Agic
Head Imam (IABNA)
The Islamic Association of Bosniaks in North America
American Islamic Center – Chicago