Marital problems

Q: My sister has been married for four years now. Before one year completed, her husband gave her one talaaq and declared that in papers as well. Though elders of family sat and did agreement and sent her back. He started beating her, scolding her, his mom and sisters started abusing my sister. It's the same situation going on now. They are blessed with two girls. Mother in-law came to hit her last week as my sister gave birth to a girl. They are highly uneducated family and always talk with bad words. My elders want to make an agreement but they are abusing them as well. Now my sister went to hospital and came out from that house and she is with us now. She refused to go back to that house due to the scare of in-laws and husband's beating. What is the sunnah in this situation? We can't see her anymore in this situation and she is educated and hence can start working as a teacher.

A: We suggest that she keeps away for some time and encourage the husband to come to some type of understanding and mediation.

And Allah Ta'ala (الله تعالى) knows best.


Answered by:

Mufti Ebrahim Salejee (Isipingo Beach)