A Husband Making Groundless Threats to His Wife

A question was put to the marja`:

A man said to his wife, “Do not do this thing or you will be forbidden to me!” However, he did neither intended disavowal nor divorce by this statement. It was only a word repeated by some of the people. In the case of the woman who then carried on and did the said act after he forbade her from it, then what is the ruling on this particular oath and the consequence?

The marja`, Imam `Abdur-Rahman Ash-Shami, may Allah be pleased with him, gave the following reply:

As long as someone neither intended disavowal nor divorce, then there is no penalty upon him.

Taken from the website of the maraji`. 


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