Husband divorcing his wife due to visa issues

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Q: I have question about divorce in Islam.

Is it haram in Islam if a husband divorces his wife because they live in different country and he can’t bring the wife due to visa reason? My husband studies in Australia, and we have problem about bringing me to Australia. We have been living separately for 1,5 year. He said to me that he will divorce me if my Australian visa get rejected. He prefers divorce to visiting me if I can’t get the visa this year. I want to know if this reason can be used to divorce a wife according to Islam?


A: If he has real love then why doesn’t he live in your country.

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


Answered by:

Mufti Ebrahim Salejee (Isipingo Beach)

This answer was collected from, where the questions have been answered by Mufti Zakaria Makada (Hafizahullah), who is currently a senior lecturer in the science of Hadith and Fiqh at Madrasah Ta’leemuddeen, Isipingo Beach, South Africa.

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