How Does Islamic Divorce Work

Shortened Question:

Our nikr was not registered according to South African laws.

What is the procedure for an Islamic Divorce?


I am Mallika, a revert who has been Islamically married for the past seven and a half year.

Our nikr was not registered according to the South African laws.

How are the divorce procedures?

I have three children and would like to finalise this urgently.


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

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

We are very pleased to know that you have reverted to Islam.

It is very sad to know that you are experiencing difficulties in your marriage.

Unfortunately your question is very vague. In order for us to help you, you would need to be more specific.


And Allah Ta’āla Knows Best

Mufti Saeed Ahmed Golaub

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