Deterioration of relations between the spouses

Q: A man got married seventeen years ago. He used to not have any disputes with his wife. Rather, they would treat each other very kindly. Unfortunately, only four years ago the couple started to have disputes. The wife mentioned that it was not in her hands to stop such disputes. Disputes increased with the passage of years, and this year these disputes are more severe. The husband was treated, but he saw in a dream that he divorced his wife. Then he saw another dream that he was leaning on a wall and that his wife was sitting next to a man amongst his acquaintance as if they were married to each other. The husband in question denied that his wife, in that dream, put on normal clothes that a woman wears in the presence of her husband. Anyway that man left the place and so did the questioner's wife. What do these dreams refer to? Allah (Alone) is Sufficient for us, and He is the Best Disposer of affairs (for us).

A: Both the concerned husband and wife have to do their best to treat each other kindly. They have to seek the assistance of some of the relatives on both sides to advise them and bring about reconciliation between them for it may be that Allah terminates their dispute. On the other hand, the first dream, in which the concerned husband saw that it was as if he had divorced his wife, has no effect on his marriage and is not considered a divorce. Similarly, the second dream, in which he saw his wife as if she had put on uncovering clothes in the presence of the man referred to above, is not to be acted upon, for dreams which are seen by people other than prophets do not constitute valid bases for rulings and do not stand as evidence for crimes. (Part No. 19; Page No. 382) May Allah grant us success. May peace and blessings be upon our Prophet Muhammad, his family, and Companions.