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Cheating after marriage

Fatwaa ID: 1930

I would like to ask that if someone’s wife is cheating on him after marriage
What should he do ?
Husband warned 2 times but at that time it was just a message that was caught. After having child with her
and trusting her from last 4 years husband came to know that her wife is
still cheating on him and this time it’s caught by husband father and his family
by seeing chat , pictures etc. Wife don’t know that she is caught by in laws.
How to get out of this situation in best possible way.

If husband encounters wife should he tell that she is caught by in laws and
who all knows about this ?

Wife is currently at in laws home , where husband
should keep his wife now that her respect in eyes of in laws is disregarded
because of this act ?

If husband need to keep her at her mother’s place should he inform her mother
about complete history and act so her mother can look after in case where
husband is not around or out of country for work ?

In the Name of Allaah, the Most Gracious, the Most Merciful.
As-salaamu ‘alaykum wa-rahmatullaahi wa-barakaatuh.

May Allaah Ta’aala make it easy for you and allow both of you to remain truly loyal to each other. May He fill your marriage with love, happiness and unity. May He guide her to the straight path and protect her from all forms of immodesty.

We understand that you are upset and rightfully so. However, we are not in a position to provide you relationship advices as we do not know the details of your situation. One thing that we wish to highlight however is that communication is key in a relationship. Confront her directly with wisdom and kindness and see what she has to say, bearing in mind that this is not the first time. Base your decision and next stop from there. Consult your well wishers if you need help. Make istikhaarah before you make a decision. If necessary, consider marital counseling.

Another thing we would like to emphasize is that there is no need to get others involved. That is not your interests nor in her interests. This is a private matter. Keep it that way. Try to sort it out between yourselves, and where necessary, a sincere upright third person. You may seek the advice of your local competent scholars if necessary.

Start doing ta’leem in the house with your wife and child. Spend more time with them. See where you could better yourself and strengthen the relationship. A marriage requires active participation from both sides to maintain stability. Continue making du’aa to Allaah Ta’aala for goodness in your marriage. Keep in mind the interests of your child as well.

And Allaah Ta’aala knows best.
Mufti Muajul I. Chowdhury
Darul Iftaa New York

05/04/1445 AH – 11/18/2023 CE | 683

وصل اللهم وسلم وبارك على سيدنا محمد وعلى ءاله وصحبه أجمعين


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