Mother insisting on daughter to get a divorce from her husband

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Q: I am a 25 year old Sunni Muslim girl. My father chose a boy for me and I got married two months back but my mother doesn’t like the groom from day one because he is financially unstable and she is kind of possessive towards me. Now she wants that I should take a divorce and if I don’t take a divorce, she will break all her relations with me. I don’t have much of a problem with him and I m happy with him. I am in a dilemma, what should I do? I love both of them and I don’t want to lose either my husband nor my mother.


A: You do not have to listen to your mother in this respect.

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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