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Monetary offering in lieu of Talaaq?

Nasihah (Advice): With regards to the treatment of the wife, Allah says in the Holy Qur’an:  And treat them (your wives) in a good manner. If you dislike them, then it is quite likely that you dislike something and Allah has placed a lot of good in it (Surah an-Nisaa, Verse: 19)



Question and Answer:

Q. Husband was married before he went back to her becoause she received inheritence money . I need to no he never. Suported me n kids for 5 years and never gave me meher ami entitled to offer him money to leeve me




(Query published as received)


A.  A female has the option of offering her Mahr or a sum of money to her husband in lieu of a Talaaq. If the husband accepts this arrangement, one irrevocable divorce will take place and the marriage will terminate.


This is a mutual agreement between the husband and wife known as Khul’ and should be facilitated under the guidance of a reputable Alim.


If the husband refuses and does not cooperate after exhausting efforts to reconcile, she may request for a dissolution of her marriage at her local Jamiat.


And Allah Knows Best



Mufti Suhail Tarmahomed



Fatwa Department
Jamiatul Ulama (KZN)

Council of Muslim Theologians

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