A woman said to her husband (You are unlawful to me just like my son)
but later regretted it when it was too late. We hope your Eminence will explain whether she will be divorced or have to offer a Kaffarah?
A: If the reality is as mentioned, her husband cannot be unlawful to her according to these words and she has to seek Allah's Forgiveness and repent to him of making unlawful that which Allah made lawful. She also has to feed ten needy people each one half a Sa` (1 Sa`= 2.172 kg) of wheat, barley or such staple food, or clothe them. If she is unable to do so, she has to fast three days; (Part No. 20; Page No. 291) because her declaring her husband as unlawful to her has the same ruling as a broken oath. May Allah grant us success. May peace and blessings be upon our Prophet Muhammad, his family, and Companions.