The Reason for the Increase in Divorces in our Time


Allamah Fawzan was asked about the increasing number of divorces in this time and is it because of the women. So he said, Of course. Because now these women have employment. Some are teachers, they work, they have salaries. So now they are not listening to and obeying their husbands. They are like, “You work, I work, you get a salary I get a salary. Their is no difference between us. You have a job and I have a job and perhaps I make more money. So why is it your trying to impose your ideas and rules upon me. There is no difference between me and you. You have a degree and I have a degree. You earn a salary and I earn a salary.”

So he (Shaikh Fawzan) said, “The woman has become like the man. So now there is no place for her to have to obey her husband. She follows her own ideas and opinions. So she says, “Either you stay with me the way I want or you divorce me which I could care less about.”

And Allah’s aid is sought.

Benefited from: Shaikh Abu Abdillah Muhammad Ba Jamaal (May Allah preserve him)


Translated by: Abu Yusuf Bilal ibn Howard Robinson