And if you fear dissension between the two, send an arbitrator from his people and an arbitrator from her people. If they both desire reconciliation, Allah will cause it between them. Indeed, Allah is ever knowing and Acquainted [with all things]. (An-Nisaa:35)
Finding an amicable solution to a dispute is an Islamic obligation and also an act of Ibadah which attracts tremendous reward.
In Sure Hujurat, verse 9, Allah (SWT) commanded the believers to settle their dispute amicably.
“And of two groups of the Muslims fight each other, then make peace between them,…rectify between them with justice and do justice. Verily Allah loves the equitable.”
“There was a dispute amongst the people of the tribe of Bani `Amr bin `Auf. The prophet (PBUH) went to them along with some of his companions to make peace between them…” Bukhari.
“it is not lawful to lie except in three cases: Something the man tells his wife to please her, to lie to avoid war, and to lie in order to bring peace between the people.” Tirmizi
Islam as an everlasting religion applicable for all mankind and suitable to all times and places has two important characteristics absorbing and solving all incidents that may encounter Muslims Ummah: the first on is comprehensiveness; and the second one is flexibility. Furthermore it is not a literal application of mediation in prophet’s era. We facilitate mediation and arbitration services. Please contact us by email or filling-in the form
Khula is among the legal rights which a wife has been given in Islam to bring an end to a marital relationship. It occurs when the wife gives a payment to the husband in return for a divorce/separation from him. When the wife offers a payment whether it be the Mahr which she got from him or anything more or less, and he accepts it and then releases her from the marriage while uttering words such as ‘I let you go’ or ‘I separate from you’ or other similar words, then the Khula occurs. This brings an end to the marriage and an irrevocable divorce takes place.
The husband therefore, loses the right of reuniting with his wife, but both can remarry with mutual consent. The waiting period of khul’a is the same as that of divorce.
Khula occurs with the mutual agreement of both the husband and wife. Therefore, the wife cannot go to a Islamic scholar and get a Khul’a without the husband agreeing to it. However, if the wife has valid grounds for seeking a separation from the husband, she can go to a scholar or any other authorisedbody and ask for an annulment of the marriage with her husband. They will then look into the matter and bring about a separation between the husband and wife in accordance to the guidelines of the Quran and Hadith.
The Companion, Ibn ‘Abbās RA said: The wife of Thābit ibn Qays came to Allah’s Messenger PBH and said:“O Messenger of Allah! I find no fault with Thābit ibn Qays in his character or religion, but I would hate to act in disobedience to Islam.” The Messenger of Allah PBH said to her: “Will you return to him the garden [that he gave you as a dowry]?” She replied: “Yes.” So Allah’s Messenger said to Thābit: “Accept the garden and divorce her with one pronouncement.” (Bukhāri, 5273)
In another narration, Ibn ‘Abbās said: “He commanded him to divorce her.” (Bukhāri, 5274) Khula’ is to dissolve/annul a marriage in return for some compensation from the wife given to her husband. Or it may be said that the Khula’ is to separate a married couple for some compensation.