Marital problem

Q: If a woman doesn’t love her husband and her husband doesn’t care for her and there is no reason to hold on to the relationship (no children) and the husband is lazy and there is no compatibility and she is not happy with her husband, what should she do? Is she forced to be with him in Islam?


A: She should refer the problem to the elders of her family or an Islamic body and ask them to help in resolving the differences between herself and her husband.

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


Answered by:

Mufti Zakaria Makada

Checked & Approved:

Mufti Ebrahim Salejee (Isipingo Beach)