Asking for faskh due to mistrust

Q: Me and my wife are currently separated but not divorced. We have been separated for 6 weeks now. My questions are as follows:

1. How long are we allowed to be separated before our marriage will be null and void?

2. My wife wants a fasagh, however I want to reconcile. The problem was that I borrowed money from a friend and never told my wife and she only found out afterwards that I borrowed money from a female... Is she allowed to be granted a fasagh on the basis of mistrust and lies?

3. If she insists on a fasagh and I dont want to because I still love her and for the sake of our children, can the Alim force her to give me a chance even though her parents don't want her to take me back?


1. The marriage does not become null and void with separation.

2. Refer this to some righteous experienced aalim. Maybe he will be in a better position to reconcile your differences.

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


Answered by:

Mufti Ebrahim Salejee (Isipingo Beach)