Monday, January 21, 2019 | ePaper

Readers’ Forum

  • Print
Dissolution of marriage
The Indian Supreme Court in a ruling has said that triple talak (divorce) is a crime. I have not read the full text of the judgment, but I like to say something in this connection.
There is no provision of triple talak in a single sitting in the Holy Quran. It can be given in three separate sittings in three months. Wife and husband can reunite themselves without hilla marriage if the husband pronounces the word 'talak' maximum twice in two separate sittings. But in the case of third in three separate sittings, they cannot reunite themselves except in a way as prescribed in the Quran. This process is called hilla marriage. In this connection, the Prophet Muhammad (Sm) said, no one should marry for the purpose of giving talak. That means he did not promote hilla marriage.
If husband pronounces 'talak' even hundred times in a single sitting, it will be counted as one and the spouses can continue their conjugal life without third party intervention. Wife also can divorce her husband in terms of Verse No. 128 of Sura An Nisa if she fears maltreatment. It is because there can be no compromise with the torturer as per Verse No. 193 of Sura Baqara.
Besides, if husband delegates wife power to divorce, she can use it going to the marriage registration office in presence of two witnesses. But if such power is not given, she will have to go to the court of law. It is necessary to say that divorce by husband will be effective if he has definite intention, if wife is disobedient, if he is in the sound state of mind i.e. not angry, and if two witnesses have heard his pronouncement.
If wife is rebellious, a two-men arbitration, one from each side, will sit together for taking a decision. However, both sides must give authority to their men to discuss the issue. About beating wife, the Prophet Muhammad (Sm) banned it during his farewell Hajj speech in 632 A.D.
Ameer Hamzah
Dhaka

More News For this Category

Footpaths should be walkers' friendly

The efforts to help the visually impaired pedestrians in the capital city by two city corporations are going to prove worthless for setting up bars on footpath aiming at

Importing low-quality Vitamin for children a punishable offense

The authorities concerned have recently postponed the 'Vitamin-A' campaign due to the low-quality of the capsules imported from India. Under the 'National Nutrition Programme', the capsules were scheduled for

Readers’ Forum

Need for hawker-free footpaths :Most of the roads of Dhaka city were hawker-free for some days in the run up to - and in the aftermath of - the

The toxic timebomb of invisible ocean pollutants

Joanna Immig, Mariann Lloyd-Smith :Life on earth is utterly dependent on healthy oceans. They produce much of the oxygen we breathe, cycle the carbon dioxide, and regulate the weather

Answer to the polythene menace

Mohammad Zoglul Kamal :Polythene bags are everywhere - literally - and the world is not sure how to deal with them. Shopping bags made from polythene have become ubiquitous,

Gloom ahead of world economic storm

Anis Chowdhury and Jomo Kwame Sundaram :In light of the uncertainty caused by the US-China trade war, the IMF expects the US economic growth to slow from a three-year

Example of honesty and integrity

NEWLY appointed State Minister for Expatriates' Welfare and Overseas Employment Imran Ahmed set an unprecedented example of honesty by returning gifts from a local police officer. The politics of flattery

Bravery and courage of a Bangladeshi expatriate

FOR bravery and courage, a Bangladeshi expatriate has been honoured as he saved the life of a three-year-old boy in UAE. Bangladeshi expatriate Farouk, who works as a welder in

Strength and weakness of social formation

Md. Shairul Mashreque  and  Dr.  M. Abul Kashem Mozumder :It is obvious that policy makers and planners have to resort to such strategies that 'recognize the strength and weakness of

Do not teach violence to children

Sir Frank Peters :It's amazing how un-hinged society can become if you don't pay attention to the smaller details and address them appropriately. Take for example violence in society. The