Islamic Divorce / Khula
وَإِنْ يَتَفَرَّقَا يُغْنِ اللَّهُ كُلًّا مِنْ سَعَتِهِ
“…and if they choose to separate Allah will enrich all from His ever-reaching Abundance.”
Whilst Islam pays great homage to family life and the institution of marriage, it does however simultaneously acknowledges that an individual’s physical, psychological and spiritual well-being are paramount.
Divorce / Khula
What is the meaning of…
an Islamic divorce, which may be of various types
a divorce petitioned for by the wife which is followed by reciprocal negotiation between the couple and often involves reimbursing the mahr. Khula can only ultimately materialise with mutual consent.
a dissolution of the marriage provided the conditions are met is undertaken and pronounced by a third party (Islamic judge/jurist or Council) often when the Khula stage has failed.
the dowry given by the husband to the wife at the time of marriage, this may include wealth, jewellery & real estate. Returning the Mahr for a Khula is not always necessary.
a post-marital interim period generally not exceeding 3 months (for bereavement of spouse: 4 months 10 days) during which the woman has certain religious obligations and does not undertake a new marriage. This occurs after a Talaq, Khula or Faskh.