Putting One’s Wife in a Negative Light

The shaikh, Dr. Muḥammad ibn Ghālib Al-ʿUmarī, may Allāh protect him, said:

It’s [considered something] repulsive from a man that he mentions anything about his wife that presents her in an ugly light—especially if he wants to divorce her—whether [that thing] concerns [her] character or [her] physical appearance.

Men of noble character don’t do that.

If life with her were to become difficult, our Lord—All-Perfect is He—says:

‏‏الطَّلَاقُ مَرَّتَانِ ۖ فَإِمْسَاكٌ بِمَعْرُوفٍ أَوْ تَسْرِيحٌ بِإِحْسَانٍ ۗ

The [number of times] divorce [may be pronounced and then recalled by a man] is twice, and after [each time he recalls it, she’s] to be kept upon good treatment and terms or let go [upon a third pronouncement] while treating her well, [giving her what’s rightfully hers, and not speaking badly of her]. (Al-Baqarah, 229)

Source: twitter.com/m_g_alomari. 3 Jul 22. 20:35 GMT+3.