Husband asking wife if she wants to write “widow” as her marital status

Answered according to Hanafi Fiqh by

Q: If a husband says to his wife, “do you want to write widow in your marital status or you are a widow?” Will divorce take place?


A: When she is married, why must she write herself as widow.

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


Answered by:

Mufti Ebrahim Salejee (Isipingo Beach)