Concerning Divorce

In the present book, Maulana Wahiduddin Khan explains that nature demands that men and women lead their lives together within the bonds of marriage. In Islam, marriage is both a civil contract entered upon by mutual consent of the bride and the groom, and a highly sacred bond to which great religious and social importance is attached. As an institution, it is a cohesive force in society. In this book Maulana Wahiduddin Khan explains that while marriage is the rule of life, divorce is only an exception, but it must also be accepted as a reality. Although Islam permits divorce, it lays great emphasis on its being a concession, and a measure to be resorted to only when there is no alternative. Seeing it in this light, Prophet Muhammad said, “Of all things permitted, divorce is the most hateful in the sight of God.” (Abu Dawud, Sunan, Kitab at-Talaq, 2/255.)

Download PDF: Server 1 | Server 2