Nasihah (Advice): Shaytaan’s effort in breaking a Marriage
Sayyiduna Jabir Radhiyallahu Anhu narrated that Nabi Sallallaahu Alayhi Wasallam said, “Iblis places his throne upon the water, he then sends detachments (to cause dissension); the nearer to him in rank are those who are more notorious in creating discord. One of them comes and says, I did such and such and he (shaitaan) says you have done nothing. Then one amongst them comes and says, I did not spare so and so until I caused separation between a husband and wife. Shaitaan goes near him and says, ‘You have done well’ and then embraces him.” (Muslim)
Question and Answer:
- Kindly note that my husband has issued me with a Talaak e Raji.
Can u please explain what type of a divorce this constitutes, the period of iddat n the do’s n don’ts during this period.
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- A Talaaq-Raji is another word for a normal Talaaq. Upon its issuance, the wife goes into Iddat. The length of Iddat is three menstrual cycles or if the woman is expecting, then until the delivery of the child. During the Iddat period, the couple may reconcile the marriage without requiring to perform Nikah again. Additionally the husband holds the right to take his wife back into Nikah unilaterally.
During the iddat of Talaaq-Raji, the wife will remain in her marital home unless circumstances compel her to leave. She must not leave the marital home during this time unless for an urgent need. She may apply make-up and beautify herself during this Iddat, as it is also a time given for reconciling the marriage. If no reconciliation takes place and the Iddat completes its term, the marriage ends completely and the woman may get married according to her choosing.
And Allah Ta’ala Knows Best
Mufti Moosa Salie
Mufti Ismaeel Bassa
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