Can a woman issue a divorce?

Q: I am twenty two years. It’s been five years I am married. I don’t love my husband. I don’t feel connected to him. It was a forced marriage. My father forced me so much so that I had to get married. Now my problem is how should I handle my marriage. My husband is good and I respect him, but how much I try, I can’t love him. Should I divorce him? Of course he deserves a better wife then me.


A: A woman does not have the right to divorce, and if he is a good person overall then look at the good in him. Insha-Allah you will begin to love him.

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


Answered by:

Mufti Ebrahim Salejee (Isipingo Beach)