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Wife demanding exorbitant amount for divorce

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Q: I took a second wife while I was still married to my first wife because my first wife had an issue called vaginism as she cant have sexual intercourse. After 2 months my 2nd wife started to behave wiered as she seems to be going through some psycological issue in her life. She tried to commit suicide more than 5 times while she was with me. Now she is asking for 5 million for me to give her divorce. I dont have that much of money to give her. I was paying almost 3 year close to 1000 usd every month just for her and the son she got from her ex husbond. She was kicked out from her parents home. Now she is troubling me asking me for this large sum of money for divorce. Am I allowed to take money as a loan from the bank to pay her and release her from my life to live a peaceful life


A: It is not permissible for her to make such demands.

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

Answered by:

Mufti Ebrahim Salejee (Isipingo Beach)

This answer was collected from MuftiOnline.co.za, 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.