Housewife drags husband to court over alleged return of ex-wife

A housewife, Aisha Umar, of Tudun Wada Quarters in Kaduna, has sued her husband, Umar Muhammad, at the Magajin Gari Sharia Court II, accusing him of reinstating his former wife.

She told the court on Friday that since he divorced the ex-wife, Muhammad continued patronising her for food and relaxation, in spite of Islamic injunction prohibiting him from doing so after divorcing her three times.

The plaintiff alleged that she converted to Islam because of him, but if she drew his attention to the Islamic injunction about the matter, he usually disagreed.

She alleged that the husband’s response prompted her court action.

The defendant denied the allegation.

Mr. Muhammad told the court that he had two children with the ex-wife, adding that he had the right to see his children in her custody.

He admitted divorcing hie ex-wife three times but said it was due to  provocation.

He said his action was informed by the advice he allegedly got from an Islamic cleric.

The  Khadi, Ibrahim Mohammad, said that shari’a law forebade a divorced wife returning to her former husband.

“You have divorced her three times and she can’t return unless she remarries some one else, and not on any condition,” he said.

The Khadi directed the plaintiff to report back, if  the defendant returned his ex-wife after the ruling of the court.

He warned the defendant that his action could incur the wrath of the law.




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