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Friday Freaky Fatwa--Divorce me or I will kill you

A Muslim asks a Scholar

Is it obligatory to change one's name if its meaning is not good?

And the scholar replied

Praise be to Allaah.

The Prophet used to change bad names to good ones.

It was narrated from Ibn ‘Umar that a daughter of ‘Umar was called ‘Aasiyah (disobedient), but the Prophet renamed her Jameelah (beautiful). Narrated by Muslim,

The ruling – changing names to good names is not obligatory or binding.

The evidence for that is the report narrated by al-Bukhaari from Ibn al-Musayyab that his father came to the Prophet and he said, “What is your name?” He said, “Hazn (meaning rough).” He said, “You are Sahl (meaning easy).” He said, “I will not change the name that my father gave to me.” Ibn al-Musayyab said, “And we have had roughness (in character) ever since.” Roughness means being harsh and difficult to deal with.
Yeah, that’s rough.  He didn’t want to be known as easy.

And Allaah knows best.
and so did Hazn

A Muslim asks a scholar

I read that upon getting married a female should not change her last name to that of her husband because that is like claiming to belong to a family or someone that she doesn't, and that she should keep her father's last name.

I understand that, but what do you do if you don't know your father's last name. Should you keep that name of your mother's family? I currently have my mother's family name. I plan to change my first name to an Islamic name, should I do the same for my last name?

And the scholar replied

Praise be to Allaah.

It is haraam for a person to call himself after anyone other than his father, or after people to whom he does not belong. This was stated in the Hadith -Bukhaari, narrated from Abu Dharr, who heard the Messenger of Allah say: “There is no one who knowingly calls himself after someone other than his father, but he is guilty of Kufr…”

Falsely attributing a person to people he does not belong to results in violation of the laws of Mahram (close blood ties dictating who is and is not permissible for marriage), inheritance, custody, guardianship in marriage, etc.

With regard to what should be done, we put this question to Shaykh Muhammad ibn Saalih al-‘Uthaymeen, may Allah preserve him, who answered as follows:

She cannot take the name of anyone other than her family, and it is not permissible to do so. She has to change her name.If she does not know her father’s name or family, she can call herself by a general name such as Faatimah bint ‘Abd-Allaah or Faatimah bint ‘Abd al-Rahmaan.
I guess this scholar didn’t read the ruling from the other scholar.

And Allaah knows best.
Allah was silent.

A Muslim asks a scholar

During an argument with my wife, she raised a knife against me and threatened me so that I would divorce her and I said to her: You are divorced, so as to put a stop to the matter, but I did not really intend to divorce her. Does this divorce count as such?

And the scholar replies

Praise be to Allaah.

If you were afraid that your wife would carry out her threat to attack you with the knife that she had with her, then this comes under the heading of being forced, and the divorce does not count as such.
Helloooo--she tried to kill him.

Ibn al-Qayyim said: The Sahaabah issued fatwa’s saying that a divorce issued under compulsion does not count as such.
Will it count if she kills him?

It is narrated in Hadithfrom ‘Umar that a man suspended himself from a mountain by a rope to collect honey and his wife came and said: Either I cut the rope or your divorce me. He adjured her by Allah and she insisted so he divorced her.

He came to ‘Umar and told him about that, and he said to him: Go back to your wife, for this is not a divorce.
Wives wanting to kill their husbands seem to be a big issue. Lots of scholarly advice. Seems they want him dead, too.

If a man who is forced issues a divorce, the divorce is not binding; if what was done to Thaabit ibn al-Ahnaf is done to him, then he is forced, because they squeezed Thaabit’s foot until he divorced his wife, then he went to Ibn ‘Umar and Ibn al-Zubayr, and they did not think it counted as anything,
What’s wrong with these husbands that so many 'force divorce' on them?

as Allaah says (interpretation of the meaning):

16:106 from the single aya of taqiyya!! “except him who is forced thereto and whose heart is at rest with Faith”

I hope you all read my note and blog on how those who know enough about Islam to be dangerous, are now trying to learn Arabic -- from the terrorists, then want you to believe them.

Taqiyya can only be used under force, duress, torture. Got that?
It’s rare that I ever find a scholar who gets it right.

Imam al-Shaafa’i quoted this verse as evidence that the divorce issued by one who is forced does not count as such.
Maybe he should quote the Hadith of the pissed off (Jewish) woman who cooked a poisoned, talking lamb chop that killed Muhammad.

But if you knew that your wife would never harm you, or you could put a stop to her threat without causing harm, then you were not forced in that case, then you are divorced.
I think he should take the hint, she wants a divorce.
And Allah knows best.
maybe, but some of the men are sooo stupid
37:62 Is that the better entertainment or the Tree of Zaqqum?

And this will be the last Friday Freaky Fatwa for awhile
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