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Why Aren’t More Muslims Divorcing?

Lots of American Muslims are divorcing. But why isn’t the divorce rate higher? Given the complexities of balancing religion and culture in America, we ask the tough question. Marriages among Muslim-Americans happen in many different ways. Aisha and Muhammad meet in college. The two fall in love and decide to tell their parents about their desire to marry. The parents …

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Man divorces wife for not closing car door in Saudi Arabia

Islam forbids Muslims from divorcing out of anger or for petty reasons, but this injunction did not stop a Saudi man from leaving his wife because she refused to close their car door, according to recent reports in local media and on social networking sites. The couple reportedly went out on a picnic and when they returned home, the wife …

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The rights in Divorce

Allah says: “O Prophet! When you (men) divorce women, divorce them for their waiting periods and reckon the waiting period accurately. And fear Allah, your Lord, and do not turn them out of their homes. Nor shall they leave on their own. Excepted from this is if they are guilty of open lewdness. These are the limits set by Allah, …

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Online abuse of spouses after separation rapped

Grand Mufti of Saudi Arabia Abdul Aziz Al-Asheikh has warned people against defaming their spouses or in-laws on social networking sites, saying such publicity could destroy families, complicate court cases and create scandals. Electronic daily sabq.org has published the harrowing story of one divorcee. “My husband divorced me after 20 years of marriage by pronouncing the divorce verbally thrice,” said …

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Al Khul ( Divorce): A Mercy from Allah…Yes you can!

…Then if you fear that they would not be able to keep the limits ordained by Allâh, then there is no sin on either of them if she gives back (the Mahr or a part of it) for her Al Khul ( divorce).The Noble Qur’an – 2:229 For a long-time I’ve wanted to write about the issue of Khul (divorce), …

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