Separating from a cruel husband

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Q: If a husband is cruel to his wife and kids, what should the wife do, ask for a divorce or just be patient? Which option is better for the Aakhirah?


A: If the cruelty is unbearable or affecting your deen then it is better for you to separate.

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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