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My brother has been married for one and a half year but till today he failed to develop understanding with his wife

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My brother has been married for one end a half year but till today he failed to develop understanding with his wife because of un- necessary  interference of my mother.Although, his wife has a lot of shortcomings to lead a normal healthy relationship like she hardly speak truth, used to insult her parents and above all she put question mark  on her mother’s character.Now she is  conceiving with her first child and left her home without consent of my brother.My parents has tried to solve issue but failed due to her and her parents unbearable response.In the prevailing situation, my parents started to force my brother to end his marriage at any cost.

What my brother should do in these circumstances as his parents not allowing him to go and talk his wife. Should he obey to them by divorce his wife on the grounds of insulting his parents or give her another chance

Answer

In the Name of Allah, the Most Gracious, the Most Merciful.

As-salāmu ‘alaykum wa-rahmatullāhi wa-barakātuh.

Your brothers marriage is young and it is normal for such marriages to experience turbulence before the marriage eventually settles down. We understand his pain and emotions. We advise that he seek assistance from Allah Ta`ala who has control over each and every thing. Make sabar and focus on making adjustments in the marriage. 

 

We all have shortcomings. Therefore, try and overlook each other’s shortcomings.   Let him remind his wife that a family is built on love and care amongst its members.  If the married couple is living with their parents, it may be advisable for them to live separate. 

 

You state she is conceiving with her first child. Make dua that this will bring about a change and unite the family. Your brother should not be stopped to speak to his wife rather he should be encouraged to bring amends in his marriage for the betterment of their future child. 

 

It may be advisable that a respected member of both families sit with the married couple parents and advices them in a diplomatic manner that they limit their interference in their marriage.    

 

And Allah Ta’āla Knows Best

Hafizurrahman Fatehmahomed 

Student Darul Iftaa
Netherlands 

Checked and Approved by,
Mufti Ebrahim Desai.


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