How to avoid getting divorced

Fatwa ID: 02277

Answered by Maulana Mujahid Hussain

Question:

Assalamu Alaikum.

My husband wants to give me divorce because of his family. Actually his family was against our marriage from the beginning but I don't want divorce please suggest me what to do.

Answer:

Bismillah

Asalamualykum

I’m sorry to hear your predicament. May Allah subḥānahu wa ta'āla (glorified and exalted be He) make it easy.

Your question is vague hence it is difficult for me to give any specific advice.

Is it the whole family? If not then, who is the family member in question? and importantly why?

If the reason for the family wanting a divorce is something unparticular, then firstly identify what it is. If it’s something you can change, such as a particular trait , then try to change it. If it’s  a particular incident in the past then try to make up for it by appropriate means. If it's something you can’t change such as belonging from a particular caste, then it’s a good idea to behave and treat the family in a such manner that they overlook  what they consider bad for the sake of the good they see and experience from you.

I would highly suggest you go out of your way to spend time with the family , socializing with them as well as being good as possible in your treatment with them. Experience shows people's views of a individual change positively once they spend time with the person in question.

In the meantime tell you husband to not haste and give you some time to prove yourself.

Allah Knows best.

Written by Maulana Mujahid Hussain

Checked and approved by Mufti Tosir Miah 

Darul Ifta Birmingham

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