Friday, May 22, 2015
THE MOST HATEFUL OF ALL LAWFUL THINGS
While marriage is the rule of life, and divorce only an exception, the latter must also be accepted as a reality. Indedd there already exist commandments to deal, accordingly, with such cases in both divine and human laws. The only true, authentic representation of ivine law now exists in the form of the Qur'an, it having been preserved in its entirety by God and free, therefore, from all human interpolations. In the Qur'an, and in the Hadith, there are various commandments regarding divorce, the main point being that divorce should be sought only under unavoidable circomstances. The Prophet spoke of it as being the most hateful of all the lawful things in the eyes of God, and said that when it does take place, it should be done in an atmosphere of good will. In no way should one harbor ill-will against the other.