Divorcing one’s wife due to loving another woman

Answered according to Hanafi Fiqh by Muftionline.co.za

Q: My cousin is married for 2 years. Before this he wanted to marry another woman but he never really asked her directly. He cares a lot for his wife but still wants to marry this woman. She has now consented that she always wanted to marry him as well. Can he divorce his wife as he does not love her, and loves this other woman.


A: If he feels that he is going to fail in fulfilling her rights then he may mention this to her. She will definitely be agreeable to a divorce.

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


Answered by:

Mufti Ebrahim Salejee (Isipingo Beach)


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