APPRAISAL OF THE DISSOLUTION OF MARRIAGE ON THE GROUNDS OF ADULTERY AND LACK OF MAINTENANCE UNDER ISLAMIC LAW

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It is clear that the reasons for grounds for the description of marriage are actually expanded enough to contain the majority of the issues that couples normally raise in the divorce process. This is the case in the majority of cases. However, each and every one of them may also present enormous challenges when attempting to establish them in a court of law. A person who is considering getting a divorce should talk to an attorney about the particular grounds for wanting a divorce in the first place, as well as for additional information and clarification regarding the various types of divorce and how they relate to specific situations.
Adultery is one of the primary reasons that Muslims get divorced. Adultery is defined as having sexual relations with another person while either you or the other person is already married to another person. These sexual encounters must be voluntary for them to be considered adultery. Adultery is regarded as a sin in virtually all world religions and legal systems, despite having a range of definitions depending on the jurisdiction. “Adultery is defined as sexual intercourse by a person, whether man or woman, with someone to whom they are not married,” according to Muslim law. This definition applies to both men and women. Adultery, also known as extramarital sex, is considered to be a violation of the matrimonial bond and is regarded as one of the most serious crimes that is condemned by Allah in the Quran, the religious book that is followed by Muslims.
A relationship that is either premarital or extramarital is referred to as a zina in Arabic. People who commit the act of zina, which is considered to be the most heinous crime, may be subjected to severe punishments. The following are examples of verses in the Quran that prohibit adultery, as stated by Allah:

“Stay far away from sexual misconduct. It is undeniably a despicable act, and it will inevitably pave the way for further misdeeds. “Say, ‘Verily, my Lord has prohibited the shameful deeds, be it open or secret, sins and trespasses against the truth and reason.'” “Say, “Verily, my Lord has prohibited the shameful deeds, be it open or secret.”

The act of committing adultery is regarded as one of the most heinous and dreadful of all sins in Islam. The fact that it is considered to be on par with the gravest of transgressions in the Quran is indicative of how abhorrent it is. The verse from the Quran that was just quoted explains that concept very clearly.

Because of the devastating effects it has not only on the person who commits it but also on their family and on society as a whole, adultery is widely regarded as a crime that can never be forgiven. It results in betrayal and violates the faith and harmony that are the foundation for a fulfilling family life; it wastes away the vitality; it throws off the balance; it deteriorates the purity of the character and eradicates the feelings of devotion and loyalty; and as a result, the individual must face the wrath of Allah and punishment in a variety of forms.

Fornication and infidelity are considered to be the most heinous and unforgivable of sins, and the Prophet said the following in reference to adultery: “When adultery and promiscuous behavior becomes rampant in a nation, Allah will expose them to His chastisement, and He will send upon them such (strange) diseases that their own ancestors have never heard of.”

Men and women alike who participate in the immoral act of zina are subject to severe repercussions as a result of their actions. Adulterers are punished with stoning to death, which is also known as Rajm or severe flogging, in accordance with Islamic law. The chastisement for premarital sex is 100 lashes, while the punishment for adultery is severe flogging or stoning. However, stoning as a form of punishment for having sexual relations outside of one’s marriage is prescribed in Hadith but is not mentioned in the Quran. The word “hadith” refers to the verbal mores that are connected to the actions and words of Mohammad, the prophet of Islam.

Although men are an exception to the rule in this circumstance, and it is not considered adultery for a married man to have sexual relations with a single woman, it is a crime for a married woman to have extramarital affairs. In this particular instance, the punishment prescribed for her in Nigeria in the modern day is to get a divorce.

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