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A wife confessed to her husband of committing adultery, what should be the reaction of the husband?

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asked May 27, 2013 by abumusty (22 points)
   

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The question requires two clarifications; i) does the wife repent and asks for Allaah’s mercy and forgiveness and  ii) does the wife sincerely promise not to get involved in such activity in future and remain faithful to her husband.

If the answers to above clarifications is ‘yes’, and the wife wishes to start a new righteous life then the husband ‘may’ keep her and  Inshallah the husband will be rewarded for his kindness and concealing her (wife’s) sin.

If the answer to above clarifications is ‘no’, then it is obligatory for the husband to divorce her, and there are several ‘ahadith’ in this regard.

Allaah knows the best.

answered May 27, 2013 by M Rashid Hai (2,566 points)
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