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1249: If A Wife Deserts Her Husband Marriage Will Not Be Nullified

What is the iddah period of a woman who deserts her husband? Is the marriage nullified, or must the husband pronounce the divorce, or does a kuli' go into effect?

Published Date: 1998-03-17

Praise be to Allah;

If a woman deserts her husband, the marriage contract will not be nullified. It remains valid until the husband divorces the wife, the wife gets a divorce (khul’), or the Qaadi (judge ruling according to Islamic shari’ah) annuls the marriage contract.

Allaah knows best.

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Sheikh Muhammed Salih Al-Munajjid
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