Concerning Divorce

In Concerning Divorce Maulana Wahiduddin Khan clarifies that while marriage is the rule of life, and divorce only an exception, the latter must also be accepted as a reality. Indeed there already exist commandments to deal, accordingly, with such cases in both divine and human laws. 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, the 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.)