Contributing towards the maintenance of one’s child after talaaq

Q: I married a person knowing all his situations and all. He has already given divocre to a lady who was his cousin, then he married me and that lady married someone else and my husband had a son from her! Now the issue is that the lady (ex-wife) of my husband took divorce from her second husband as well and back to her parents house living with her son. My husband now suggested her parents that not to marry her again because he’ll fulfill all her and their child’s requirements and will provide her with shelter and money to spend her life. I want to know what Allah and his Rasool sallalahu alayhe wasslam say about a non-mehram man taking responsibility of a woman?



A: If his intention is that his child should be looked after well and he is contributing towards the maintenance of his child and he has no other evil intention then it is permissible provided she is also comfortable in living in this manner.

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


Answered by:

Mufti Ebrahim Salejee (Isipingo Beach)