Dear brother i just wanted to know that can a muslim man divorce his pregnant wife?waiting for reply

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Divorce pregnant wife

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Allah Says in the Holy Quran Chapter 65 Surah Talaq verses 4-6:

4        Such of your women (upon whom divorce has been pronounced) as have passed the age of monthly courses for them the prescribed (iddah or waiting) period if ye have any doubt is three months, and for those who have no courses (it is the same): for those who carry (life within their wombs) their (iddah) period is until they deliver their burdens: and for those who fear Allah He will make their path easy.

5        That is the Command of Allah which He has sent down to you: and if anyone fears Allah He will remove his ills from him and will enlarge His reward.

6        Let the women live (in 'iddah) in the same style as ye live according to your means: annoy them not so as to restrict them.  And if they carry (life in their wombs) then spend (your substance) on them until they deliver their burden: and if they suckle your (offspring) give them their recompense: and take mutual counsel together according to what is just and reasonable.  And if ye find yourselves in difficulties let another woman suckle (the child) on the (father's) behalf.


It is permissible in Islam for a believer to announce divorce on his wife during her pregnancy. Rather than the normal waiting or ‘iddah’ period of three monthly courses, the ‘iddah’ period of divorce for a pregnant woman will be until she has delivered the baby.  Shariah Law dictates that the husband will be financially responsible for the complete upkeep of his pregnant wife, upon whom he has pronounced a divorce, until the day she delivers the baby.  The baby will remain in the mother’s custody and the father will be financially responsible for the complete upkeep of the child until the child reaches adulthood.


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