Will the word "choro mujhe" constitute divorce?

Q: A wife says to her husband that she wants to work because she is educated and suffers from depression thus wants to work and help her husband out financially. Also because the husband doesn't give her any money, instead he gives money to his parents.

The husband said "agar job karni hai or job karni hai to choro mujhe or job karni hai to chordena mujhe".

Meaning if you work or want to work then leave me.

The wife asked whether he had intention of divorce and he said "no", he just meant that she should stay with her father and then come back. If the wife worked would this be a divorce?

A: If this word is not used as an equivalent for divorce then a divorce will not take place.

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


Answered by:

Mufti Ebrahim Salejee (Isipingo Beach)