Anonymous asked in Society & CultureHolidaysRamadan · 9 years ago

is it halal for a women to divorce her husband if he marries another women?

Im just curious, because there has to be a valid reason for your marriage in order for it to be a halal divorce, ive read somewhere that if a women divorces her husband for no valid reason, then she wilk be cursed,

The Prophet (peace be upon him) said [translation of meaning]: “Any woman who asks her husband for a divorce without justification will be forbidden from the scent of Paradise.” [Musnad Ahmad (5/382) and Sunan Abî Dâwûd (1/216)]

but i dont think it says the same for men, they can divorce their wives any time they want because they have more at stake (money) then the wives do. Which is not true of todays marriages, where a women has much more at stake in a.marriage then a man, because if she divorces, she suddenly becomes taboo, and unmarriagable, and has to also take te burden of raising the kids all by herself, which is much worse then loosing a couple of bucks.

Anyways, my question is, is divorcing your husband because hes marrying another woman a valid reason in islam? Or does she have no choice but to stay in that marriage (islamically) say this is because she is jealous of the new wife which is understandable lol

BUT what if she wants to divorce him is not because of jealousy, but rather she knows hr husband and his personality well, and she knows, almost for a fact, that he would not treat her and the new wife fairly, and rather would make her into a slave, and flaunt around with his new young wife (she knows his intentions are not pure) is this divorce halal?

So i want to know for both, is it halal to divorce because of jealousy, and is it hala to divorce becaue of the second reason.

Salam alikum


@Nk69 you obviously didnt read any of my additional details..

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@02cute sh will know for SURE that her husband will treat her like a slave, because she knows his disgusting personality, and only stays with him because she is stuck finanicially, and doesnt want her kids to starve and become homeless. Surely then she can divorce him if he brings another wife.

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  • Anonymous
    9 years ago
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    It's not "halal". Muslims can not reject Allah's commands and Prophet Muhammad's (pbuh) teachings. The man can marry up to 4 women without the wife's consent.

    “No woman asks her husband for a divorce for no reason, but the fragrance of Paradise is forbidden for her.” (Narrated by Abu Dawood and others, and classed as saheeh by al-Albaani, may Allaah have mercy on him).

  • Anonymous
    9 years ago


    A Imam would know this answer.

    But. What is the point of getting married, more then one time.

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  • 9 years ago

    Afcorse it's a valid reason...assuming that he didn't get his wife's consent to marry another women. and the fact that there wasn't a mutual understanding towards another marriage between the spouses...or a respect of her consideration and comfort show that this person is not fair to his partners...and thus not spiritually fit for more than one spouse. the Islamic concept of more than one wife for a man is honestly no longer as valuable or necessary practice in this era...times have changed dramatically over the past 1400 years....and there is no shame in accepting that greater society has evolved to a place that is no fit for such practices...but more importantly that we as individuals of this dark era are not spiritually fit to uphold the true value of this practice....and i think for the most part people are just abusing the practice and ruining its true and noble reputation. There is no shame in accepting the fact the people of Holy Prophets (saw) time were more spiritually righteous and divinely connected to the true essence of Islamic culture/teachings. That quality of faith and spiritually has always been fading...and history of past religions are testimony to that. The Quran itself claims that if future generations were to have even one tenth of faith as the Prophets and their companions, it would be sufficient for Gods pleasure.

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  • 9 years ago

    Allah says in Quran,that men can marry four women,if he can do justice between them.And if men is fullfilling above demand and he marries to 2nd wife,i think women shouldn't divorce their men.

    How could you go opposite to Allah's cammand,when he allows men to have four?

  • 9 years ago

    Yes! If she isn't treated fairly then she has every right to divorce him.

  • 9 years ago

    Not unless she had it as a condition on the contract (that if he got married to someone else, she'd have the right to divorce him). So if he marries another woman, that can't be the cause of divorce. And she can't really know the ghayb - how can she know FOR SURE that he's going to act like that? And why can't she talk with him about it? As for whether a khula is allowed in this case, it's better to ask a shaykh.

    "If a woman will be harmed by staying with her husband because he mistreats her and argues with her a great deal, it is permissible for her to ask for divorce, because of the report narrated by at-Tirmidhi (1187), Abu Dawood (2226) and Ibn Maajah (2055) from Thawbaan (may Allah be pleased with him), according to which the Messenger of Allah (blessings and peace of Allah be upon him) said: “Any woman who asks her husband for a divorce when it is not absolutely necessary, the fragrance of Paradise will be forbidden to her.”

    This hadeeth was classed as saheeh by al-Albaani in Saheeh at-Tirmidhi.

    The words “when it is not absolutely necessary” mean when there is no extreme hardship that compels her to ask for a divorce.

    But if it is possible to reconcile between them, reconciliation is better."

    Al-Mannaawi (may Allah have mercy on him) said:

    Ba’s (translated above as problem) means hardship, i.e., when there is no case of hardship which would prompt her to separate from him, such as if she is afraid that she cannot adhere to the sacred limits of Allah with regard to what is enjoined upon her of good companionship and kind treatment because she dislikes him, or if he is harming her in such a way that she should seek separation from him by khula‘.

    “will be forbidden to her” means that the fragrance of Paradise will be denied to her. End quote.

    Fayd al-Qadeer, 3/178

  • Anonymous
    9 years ago

    is it fair for a muslim husband to have a favorite wife. so who was mohammad's favorite wife? do woman get to keep her children under sharia law. the answer is no! does a woman get anything under sharia law when her husband says ''i divorce you three times''the answer is no. so maybe some people here need to read the quran and learn sharia law!

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  • 9 years ago

    No it can not be done.

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