Husband living with ex wife in the same house after divorce

Q: I am currently going through a divorce with my ex husband. We Islamically divorced last year in March.

He still lives at home in a separate room. I don’t see him throughout the day as me and him are at work, however we sleep under the same roof in separate rooms. He won’t move out till our divorce is finalised and I give him money towards the divorce as I applied for Khula. I know he doesn’t have to give me my haq maher.

I want to know If I am committing a sin by being in the same house as him since he won’t leave. I’ve asked him lots of times but nothing is working to get him to understand and to make him realise that he shouldn’t be in the same house as me. I don’t know what to do as he ignores my solicitors letters and requests as I am wasting my money on solicitors. Can you please guide me. 

A: If it is a rented apartment that you are living in you may shift to another apartment, or alternately when he has gone to work then you should lock the house and don't allow him access.

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


Answered by:

Mufti Ebrahim Salejee (Isipingo Beach)