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No hasty talaq
|A prominent Muslim scholar has warned
against the hasty pronunciaton of a divorce, particularly in times of
anger and emotions. He said many a time a man gets worked up and slaps a
divorce on his wife of many years, the mother of his children, and a woman
who had been with him through thick and thin, adding that in many
instances the husband ultimately regrets his action.
Shaikh Muhammad Al-Subayyil, head of the Department of the Affairs of the
Two Holy Mosques, said that there should be mutual respect between a
married couple, so that the ship of life could sail smoothly. He said:
"It is possible at times that the fault lies with the wife, but it is
imperative that the husband should be in control of his nerves." He
added that on many occasions even the husband is at fault, yet the wife
invariably perseveres, more than the husband perseveres when she is to
blame, adding that is mainly due to her feelings for her children and her
fear for the worst for them.
Shaikh Subayyil advised that at times like that the husband should
momentarily leave the house, until he comes to his senses, and only then
should he return to the house. He advised husbands to heed to Prophet
Muhammad’s advise that men should be kind to their wives.