A woman married a man thinking he was religious and well-mannered, but later on she did not find tranquility, affection, and peace with him, which are the main goals of marriage. If she stays with him, she will have to abandon many obligations.
If she asks for divorce, she will not find anyone to financially support her and she will be obliged to work, and this will make her intermingle with non-Mahrams (not a spouse or an unmarriageable relative). What should she do?
She should fear Allah, be patient, and obey him in Ma`ruf (that which is judged as good, beneficial, or fitting by Islamic law and Muslims of sound intellect). It is not permissible for her to obey him in committing sins. Allah will make a way for her to get out of her difficulty. Allah (Glorified be He) says,
And whosoever fears Allâh and keeps his duty to Him, He will make a way for him to get out (from every difficulty).
And He will provide him from (sources) he never could imagine.
However, if she fears for her religion and can not bear staying longer with him because he orders her to disobey Allah, she should ask him to divorce her and she should abide by Allah's Shari`ah (Islamic Law). May Allah grant us success. May peace and blessings be upon our Prophet Muhammad, his family, and Companions.