Marital problems

Q: I am married from last years. My wife went to her parents home 3 weeks back. All was normal before she went. From her parents home she called me and told me that she is coming back in 2 days time. After that my mother got a call from her father and he told my mother that she wants divorce. I better give divorce or they will go to the court. I am not allowed to meet my wife and kids from her father. Even I can not talk to my wife and kids. I don’t know if my wife also wants this or not because I don’t have any communication with her. What is the Islamic ruling about this situation and what is the ruling of divorce in this situation?


A: We suggest that you engage some ulama body that is near your in-laws’ residence. Ask them if they could help you to commission an inquiry.

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


Answered by:

Mufti Ebrahim Salejee (Isipingo Beach)