In-laws demanding talaaq

Q: I have been married for 15 years but my marital life has turned up side down, in fact last few months back my wife was supposed to take khula but since I cried for the children that got postponed. Now my wife’s father in demanding me to give talaaq as they will not give me khula’ and are making a lot of false allegations. I am not interested in giving talaaq but her parents are demanding from me talaaq as in the case of Indian law they can ask anything from me after talaaq or they can even put false cases and can extract money and property from me. Please advise me can I refuse to give talaaq and is this as per Shari’ah law? In case she wants she can go for khula.


A: If you are comfortable in the marriage and your wife is also quite comfortable then there is no need to end the marriage.

And Allah Ta’ala (الله تعالى) knows best.


Answered by:

Mufti Ebrahim Salejee (Isipingo Beach)