The reluctant divorce of the woman by the man is not correct / the Grand Ayatollah Rouhani’s Fatwa

SHAFAQNA – The Grand Ayatollah Seyyed Sadeq Rouhani answered questions about the reluctant divorce of the woman by the man.

Question: If the court issues the decree for divorce together with payment of dowry in favour of the wife; and the husband is certain that the divorce is unjust and does not agree to the divorce; is the divorce correct according to the religious laws, and can the wife remarry?

The Grand Ayatollah Rouhani: No; the reluctant and forced divorce is not correct, and the wife cannot remarry. Yes; if the man does not pay for the expenses (maintenance) of the woman and the man cannot be forced to divorce the woman; the woman can seek to be divorced without informing her husband, and can marry again after the Iddah period (the certain period of time which a woman must wait before marrying again).


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