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The Third Divorce

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Last Updated on Monday, 16 February 2015 06:47

فَإِن طَلَّقَهَا فَلَا تَحِلُّ لَهُ مِن بَعْدُ حَتَّىٰ تَنكِحَ زَوْجًا غَيْرَهُ ۗ فَإِن طَلَّقَهَا فَلَا جُنَاحَ عَلَيْهِمَآ أَن يَتَرَاجَعَآ إِن ظَنَّآ أَن يُقِيمَا حُدُودَ ٱللَّـهِ

 “Thereafter if he (the husband) divorces her (the third time), she shall no longer remain lawful for him unless she marries a man other than him. Should he too divorce her (voluntarily after consummating the marriage), then there is no sin upon them in their returning to each other, if they think that they would maintain the limits set by Allah Ta‘ala.” (Surah Baqarah, v230)

The most despised lawful action in the court of Allah Ta‘ala is divorce. It should only be issued after much deliberation. In any case, if it is deemed absolutely necessary, the best way to divorce is to pronounce one unambiguous divorce during a period of tuhr (purity) in which no sexual contact was made.

If the husband issues a third divorce, he cannot ever wed her again unless she has then married another person, the marriage was consummated and the husband either died or divorced her and she completed her ‘iddah. It is makrooh tahreemi (close to haraam) for an agreement to be reached between a couple to marry, consummate the marriage and then be divorced merely in order to make it permissible for her to marry the first husband. Nabi (sallallahu ‘alaihi wasallam) has cursed such people.

   

The ‘Iddah of Divorced Women

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Last Updated on Monday, 24 November 2014 14:48

وَالمُطَلَّقـٰتُ يَتَرَبَّصنَ بِأَنفُسِهِنَّ ثَلـٰثَةَ قُروءٍ ۚ وَلا يَحِلُّ لَهُنَّ أَن يَكتُمنَ ما خَلَقَ اللَّـهُ فى أَرحامِهِنَّ إِن كُنَّ يُؤمِنَّ بِاللَّـهِ وَاليَومِ الـٔاخِرِ ۚ وَبُعولَتُهُنَّ أَحَقُّ بِرَدِّهِنَّ فى ذٰلِكَ إِن أَرادوا إِصلـٰحًا

“Divorced women should wait (abstain from remarrying) for three menstrual cycles (after being divorced). It is not lawful for them to conceal that which Allah Ta‘ala has created in their wombs if they (really) believe in Allah Ta‘ala and the last day (i.e. they should not keep their pregnancy a secret). If their husbands desire reconciliation, they have the right to take them back (into their marriage) within this period (of ‘iddah).” (Surah Baqarah, v228)

A woman who is not expecting but menstruates will wait till the completion of three menstrual cycles before terminating her ‘iddah. A pregnant woman will wait till she gives birth. She has to be honest as far as her menstrual cycles or pregnancy is concerned. If the husband issued one or two revocable divorces, he has the right to take her back within the ‘iddah period even without her consent. 

   

Eelaa’ - The Oath not to go to Ones Wife

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Last Updated on Thursday, 16 October 2014 15:11

لِّلَّذِينَ يُؤْلُونَ مِن نِّسَائِهِمْ تَرَبُّصُ أَرْبَعَةِ أَشْهُرٍ

“Those who take oaths (not to cohabit) with their wives (for four months or more) should wait for four months (during which time the husband may either break this oath and pay kaffaarah or be divorced from her).” (Surah Baqarah v226)

The husband takes an oath, “I swear by Allah that I will not have relations with you for four months.” The rule with regards to this is that if he does not engage in relations with her for four months, then talaaqul baa’in will take place (i.e. the nikaah will terminate, thus without remarrying they cannot live as husband and wife). However if the husband breaks his oath and has relations with his wife within four months, then a divorce will not take place. He will nevertheless have to pay the kaffaarah for breaking his oath.

   

Forbidden Ways of Bed Relations

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Last Updated on Monday, 01 September 2014 14:52

نِسَاؤُكُمْ حَرْثٌ لَّكُمْ فَأْتُوا حَرْثَكُمْ أَنَّى شِئْتُمْ

“Your women are your fields ( where your seeds are planted), so approach your tilling fields as you desire ( from any direction as long as the husband  enters the front passage only, so that children can be conceived ).” (Surah Baqarah v223)

The reference to enter one’s tillage denotes that the woman may only be entered from that passage which will serve to produce children, since she would otherwise not be a productive field. Only a foolish farmer will waste his seeds in an area that is non productive. Living in a shameless society today, immoral and disgusting ways of satisfying man’s carnal desires have become acceptable and the norm of the day. It is only Islam that protects and stops us from the forbidden and shameless anal and oral sex.

   

Another speciality of Ramadaan

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Last Updated on Monday, 10 September 2012 10:24

“The month of Ramadaan is the month in which the Quraan was revealed as guidance for mankind, and as clear signs that show the right way and distinguish between right and wrong.” (Surah Baqarah, v185)

Allah Ta’ala mentions another speciality of Ramadaan – the revelation of the Quraan Majeed. On the night of Qadr, the entire Quraan Majeed was revealed at once from the Lowhul Mahfooz (preserved tablet) to the sky above the earth.

Read more: Another speciality of Ramadaan

   

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