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Husband wants to divorce because the wife multi-tasked when talking with him

Fatwaa ID: 881

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mufti saheb I was asked about this matter please could you help me reply.A couple have been married for a year.
The wife used split screen while having a conversation with her spouse..her husband was unaware that she used split screen..(plz note she was on UTube,for a year the husband was not aware that she used split screen) while using the split screen and chatting on the other side with her spouse. Does the husband have the right to leave her because of this reason?

Split screen is a display technique that consists of dividing graphics and/or text into adjacent parts, typically as two or four rectangular areas. Meaning while chatting with her husband she used the split screen method..just watsup on half the screen and utube videos on the half side of the screen this made her husband upset and wants to separate..would this be a fair reason as the wife is loyal to him?

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

We understand from your query that the husband is upset that the wife did not give him full undivided attention when speaking/chatting with him. Rather, she was multi-tasking and doing other things at the same time. In consideration of the above, the husband wants to separate or divorce his wife. If the above reflects the reality, then we really feel sorry for the couple and pray that Allaah Ta’aala fills their marriage with understanding and harmony. We sincerely advise them to go see a marriage counselor. It seems that they have not understood the reality of marriage. Nevertheless, the above is not a legitimate or justifiable reason to divorce one’s wife.

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

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