Fatwa: # 34914
Category: Jurisprudence and Rulings...
Country: Trinidad and Tobago
Date: 26th January 2016

Title

Conditioned Divorced by a 60 year old man

Question

My father is 60years old.he told my mum if she leaved the house she is divorced. She asked for a few days to pack her things. She stayed a few days without physical contact with him and then left.is she divorced? 

How should I treat my father after a divorce that I felt was unfair to my mother

Answer

In the Name of Allah, the Most Gracious, the Most Merciful.

As-salāmu ‘alaykum wa-rahmatullāhi wa-barakātuh.

  1.  What is the exact statement your father made?

 

  1.  Did he mean the statement in general or for that particular time?

 

Please enquire from your father. 

 

As a child, it is compulsory upon you to be obedient and respectful to both parents. Allah says, 

وقضي ربك الا تعبدوا الا اياه وبالوالدين احسانا

(Translation: “And your lord has ordained for you that you not worship anyone but him and treat parents with kindness”)[1]

A child should not involve him/herself in parent’s disputes. He/she should use the attachment of love to bring about harmony between parents to the best of his/her ability. 

And Allah Ta’āla Knows Best

Ahmad Jafari

Student Darul Iftaa
Atlanta, Georgia, USA

Checked and Approved by,
Mufti Ebrahim Desai.

 

سورة بني اسرائيل 23 [2]

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