Q: I received my faskh via a Moulana and did not go through the shariah court or our MJC. The moulana confirmed that I have grounds for my faskh as I advised that my husband does not fully support me and the children and makes more time for his friends. He also spends weekends at his parents house without me and the kids. The moulana only confirmed this with my husband and then provided my annulment certificate in the same week. I heard on the radio that a faskh will not be valid by any Imam or moulana as it must go through the Muslim judicial counsel. Is this necessary? Is my faskh valid and is it compulsory for me to go for counselling first?
A: In order for the nikaah to be annulled, certain Shar’ee procedures and conditions will have to be fulfilled. If these procedures and conditions were not fulfilled, the faskh will be invalid.
And Allah Ta’ala (الله تعالى) knows best.
Mufti Zakaria Makada
Checked & Approved:
Mufti Ebrahim Salejee (Isipingo Beach)