Saturday January 22 2022
Dr. Shawki Allam, Grand Mufti of the Republic, Head of the General Secretariat for Fatwa Authorities and Roles in the world, said that the honorable Sharia instructed the spouses not to rush to sever the marital bond when any problem or obstacle occurs, but rather they should adhere to it; And that is through early preventive measures, which are the necessity of treating with kindness and mercy, good faith, moderation of jealousy, sharing in bearing the burdens of life, and taking into account each party’s circumstances.
In his weekly meeting with the media, Hamdi Rizk, on the “Nazra” program, the Mufti added that it is necessary to use effective means to address the problem of divorce in a way that preserves the family and its dignity; From deciding that the positives should be looked at and brought to mind, and not to provoke battles to take rights and evade duties, as well as advice and guidance.
Al-Mufti stressed that the addiction and misuse of social media has become one of the factors causing the increase in divorce cases, according to what was proven by several social and statistical studies. Where each of the spouses spent most of his time on his device and his own virtual world, and took it as an outlet for him in the multiplicity of relationships and friendships that harm the family entity, as well as the dissemination of the various conditions of his life and his private affairs.
The Mufti of the Republic added that the reasons for the occurrence of divorce do not require all of them to be present in all cases, but rather each case has its own circumstances that differ from others. Among the reasons for the occurrence of family problems are ignorance of marital rights, as well as the erroneous interference of parents and relatives in the marital life of their children.
He pointed out that the Shariah made the family and relatives complementary sources for the family in order to achieve integration between the spouses, and it began in their right towards the spouses advice and guidance and extending a helping hand and assistance in the exchange of material and moral services, but this matter is restricted by the non-expansion of these and their penetration within the family to the extent that it reaches up to Motivating one party against the other, so the evils that threaten this thick pact are not hidden. This intervention should be within the commendable framework that supports the stability of the family and maintains the flow of affection, mercy and understanding between the spouses, and not to bring more problems and discord.
The Mufti explained that some of the divorce provisions laid down by the Shari’a and approved by the jurists are considered as another opportunity for the spouses to review their position and have a new opportunity for the continuation of married life, including the prohibition of women from asking for divorce without a reason or justification; She is sinning if she asks for a divorce without a reason. Likewise, the husband should not resort to divorce except in the presence of justifications and valid reasons, and the necessity of having justifications does not conflict with our lack of knowledge of the reasons for the divorce of the Prophet, peace and blessings of God be upon him, and the honorable companions of some of their women, perhaps there are justifications that we did not reach.
Dr. Shawqi Allam pointed out that among these provisions is also that it is forbidden for the husband to divorce his wife during her menstruation and that he is a sinner, explaining that the wisdom of this is that the woman is in a bad psychological state during her menstruation, as the doctors told, so that the woman’s mood is not Prepared to deal in normal married life, so the motives for divorce will be more in that period.
The Mufti of the Republic explained that the wisdom of this is also that Islam linked the limits of divorce to the natural causes of the spouses, as they are both forced and compelled to meet and take place after the purity of menstruation, so the husband must wait, perhaps that brings them closer, as if the Sharia had placed a natural and instinctive obstacle in order not to Divorce is easy.
The Mufti of the Republic demanded that husbands, if they decide to divorce, be satisfied with one shot, so that they have the opportunity to review their wives if the matter is settled between them. The Egyptian law counts divorce as one shot if the husband pronounces it three times; To preserve the family. And the husband who pronounces the word “divorce” a lot, has to take all possible means to control this by training himself not to rush to that.
The Grand Mufti of the Republic concluded, with a statement of the ruling on divorce on social media and correspondence, saying: Letters and correspondences do not result in divorce without intention; Because it is news that may be true or false, so the writer’s husband is asked about his intention; If he intended it to divorce, then it counts as a divorce, and if he did not intend it to bring about divorce, he does not have to do anything, and this is only known by the presence of the husband and his question and knowledge of his intention and intention.