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Is Khula Established if the Wife Lied To Attain It?

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Answered by: Maulana Nazrul Islam


I got a khula back in 2016 as I wanted a divorce but my husband refused and when he got letters he never responded and I got granted a divorce.

To get a divorce I lied on the form now please tell me if my khula is correct or am I still in his nikah?

In the name of Allah, the Most Gracious, the Most Merciful


Khula is an agreement between the husband and the wife to end the marriage in lieu of some compensation paid by the wife.

الطَّلَاقُ مَرَّتَانِ فَإِمْسَاكٌ بِمَعْرُوفٍ أَوْ تَسْرِيحٌ بِإِحْسَانٍ وَلَا يَحِلُّ لَكُمْ أَنْ تَأْخُذُوا مِمَّا آتَيْتُمُوهُنَّ شَيْئًا إِلَّا أَنْ يَخَافَا أَلَّا يُقِيمَا حُدُودَ اللَّهِ فَإِنْ خِفْتُمْ أَلَّا يُقِيمَا حُدُودَ اللَّهِ فَلَا جُنَاحَ عَلَيْهِمَا فِيمَا افْتَدَتْ بِهِ تِلْكَ حُدُودُ اللَّهِ فَلَا تَعْتَدُوهَا وَمَنْ يَتَعَدَّ حُدُودَ اللَّهِ فَأُولَئِكَ هُمُ الظَّالِمُونَ

(Surah Al-Baqara: 229)

Divorce is twice; then either to retain in all fairness or to release nicely. It is not lawful for you to take back anything from what you have given them unless both apprehend that they would not be able to maintain the limits set by Allah. Now, if you apprehend that they would not maintain the limits set by Allah, then, there is no sin on them in what she gives up to secure her release. These are the limits set by Allah. Therefore, do not exceed them. Whosoever exceeds the limits set by Allah, then, those are the transgressors.

The husband must give Talaq to end the marriage as this is one of the conditions of Khula. (1)

As we can see that this condition was not met and there was no consent from your husband, so you are still in his marriage.

Only Allah knows best.

Written by Maulana Nazrul Islam

Checked and approved by Mufti Mohammed Tosir Miah

Darul Ifta Birmingham

(١)الْبَابُ الثَّامِنُ فِي الْخُلْعِ وَمَا فِي حُكْمِهِ وَفِيهِ ثَلَاثَةُ فُصُولٍ الْفَصْلُ الْأَوَّلُ فِي شَرَائِطِ الْخُلْعِ وَحُكْمِهِ وَمَا يَتَعَلَّقُ بِهِ الْخُلْعُ إزَالَةُ مِلْكِ النِّكَاحِ بِبَدَلٍ بِلَفْظِ الْخُلْعِ كَذَا فِي فَتْحِ الْقَدِيرِ وَقَدْ يَصِحُّ بِلَفْظِ الْبَيْعِ وَالشِّرَاءِ وَقَدْ يَكُونُ بِالْفَارِسِيَّةِ كَذَا فِي الظَّهِيرِيَّةِ

(وَشَرْطُهُ) شَرْطُ الطَّلَاقِ

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