In-laws forcing the boy to issue a divorce

Q: A secret nikaah was performed, girls parents are against it especially because this makes her a second wife and because the first wife has an infant her first child. If the husband is pressured by the parents to give talaaq and he does, on whom does the Gunaah fall? The parents openly said they are answerable for their daughter to Allah and will accept the punishment. This marriage is only causing anarchy on both sides. Please advise.


A: If the husband feels that he cannot deal fairly with the responsibilities of the second wife then he is not sinful.

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


Answered by:

Mufti Ebrahim Salejee (Isipingo Beach)