Husband telling the wife “I will always want you so long as you want me, and if you don’t want me then I won’t want you”

Q: My wife was feeling very low and sad due to the loss of our baby. I said to her: “I will always want you so long as you want me, and if you don’t want me then I won’t want you”. When I said this bit I was thinking if she ever wants to leave me then I will divorce her. I realised that this may constitute  divorce so after a pause of 3 seconds or so I said: ” even if you don’t want me I will still want you”. A week or so later in a massive argument she said you can divorce me now if you want. I am not sure if she had the intention of divorce when she said this. But later on she said if we have this kind of problem again then she will won’t want to get back with me. Does any of this constitute to a divorce.

Bismillaah

A: No divorce has taken place.

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

 

Answered by:

Mufti Zakaria Makada

Checked & Approved:

Mufti Ebrahim Salejee (Isipingo Beach)