Examples Of Acceptable Reasons For
Asking One's Husband For Khula'
Islamic Rulings -
Living Shariah Verdicts
Islamic Questions & Answers
Is it possible for the wife to get a khula even
if the husband will not agree to it? Can you mention
some reasons ?.
Praise be to Allaah.
I put this question to our Shaykh ‘Abd-Allaah ibn ‘Abd
al-Rahmaan ibn Jibreen, and he answered as follows:
If a woman dislikes her husband's treatment of her –
for example, he is over-strict, hot-tempered or
easily-provoked, or gets angry a lot, or criticizes
her and rebukes her for the slightest mistake or
shortcoming, then she has the right of khula'
If she dislikes his physical appearance because of
some deformity or ugliness, or because one of his
faculties is missing, she has the right of khula'.
If he is lacking in religious commitment – for
example, he doesn't pray, or neglects to pray in
jamaa'ah, or does not fast in Ramadaan without a
proper excuse, or he goes to parties where haraam
things are done, such as fornication, drinking alcohol
and listening to singing and musical instruments, etc.
– she has the right of khula'.
If he deprives of her of her rights of spending on her
maintenance, clothing and other essential needs, when
he is able to provide these things, then she has the
right to ask for khula'.
If he does not give her her conjugal rights and thus
keep her chaste because he is impotent (i.e. unable to
have intercourse), or because he does not like her, or
he prefers someone else, or he is unfair in the
division of his time [i.e., among co-wives], then she
has the right to ask for khula'.
And Allaah knows best.
Shaykh ‘Abd-Allaah ibn ‘Abd al-Rahmaan ibn Jibreen