Helala and its misuse in 4Lions show's concept

hukshila IF-Rockerz

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Posted: 25 February 2013 at 10:53am | IP Logged

I never made any Islamic post on any show and even i was not watching this show  in the beginning but my friends especially Manal (.FlawlessSarun.)  asked me to watch the show because she was worried due to the concept of the show. As i was not having the link to verify so i asked *Shifali* for the link who sent me the link.The post is a bit delayed due to  the shortage of time. I am forced to make this post due to the concept of the Show Qabool Hai on Zee TV's official Site which is given below (I have just copied and pasted from their official site). Though they didn't use the word of Helala but the show concept is dealing with it.

Ayaan's temporary marriage to Zoya gets dissolved and Zoya finds out that Ayaan was responsible for it. ... Ayaan realizes that the only way he can win back Zoya is with the help of Asad.

I know and understand that they still didn't show but they have given it officially on zee tv's site that they are going to show it. AS ITS NOT ALLOWED IN ISLAM AND PEOPLE WILL BE TAKING A WRONG IMAGE DUE TO LACK OF KNOWLEDGE ABOUT IT THAT'S WHY I AM POSTING IT HERE WITH A REQUEST NOT TO DISCUSS SUCH RELIGIOUS ISSUE WITHOUT PROPER KNOWLEDGE OF IT

What is Helala

If a man divorces his wife for the third time, she is not permissible for him to marry until she has married another man as mentioned in Quran (Al-Baqarah 2: 230). The consummation of second marriage is compulsory as mention in many Ahadith (Bukhari, Volume 7, Book 63, Number 186-187; Abu Dawood, Book 12, Number 2302)

Prophet Muhammad Peace be Upon him said "Of all the lawful acts the most detestable to Allah is divorce." (Sunan Abu-Dawood Hadith 2173)

Islam strongly encourages the believers to protect their marriage under all circumstances as mention in above hadith that this is the most detestable lawful act to Allah. Islam also recognizes that humans are not like animals who can be compelled to live with each other even if they do not wish to do so; thus Islam has permitted and allowed the believing couple who find it absolutely impossible to live with each other within the bounds of marriage, as an absolute and last resort, to separate by divorce, if they sincerely wish to do so.

Divorced women remain in waiting for three periods, and it is not lawful for them to conceal what Allah has created in their wombs if they believe in Allah and the Last Day. And their husbands have more right to take them back in this [period] if they want reconciliation. And due to the wives is similar to what is expected of them, according to what is reasonable. But the men have a degree over them [in responsibility and authority]. And Allah is Exalted in Might and Wise. (Al-Baqarah 2: 228).

When this verse 2:228 was revealed, the ruling that made the divorce thrice and specified when the husband is ineligible to take his divorced wife back, had not been revealed yet. (The divorce is twice, after that, either you retain her on reasonable terms or release her with kindness).  Previously, the man used to divorce his wife and then take her back even if he had divorced her a hundred separate times. Ibn Abu Hatim reported that Urwah said that a man said to his wife, "I will neither divorce you nor take you back.'' She said, "How?'' He said, "I will divorce you and when your term of Iddah (waiting time for the next marriage) nears its end, I will take you back.'' She went to Allah's Messenger and told him what happened.  Allah abrogated this and said: (The divorce is twice).
(Tafsir Ibn e KAthir).

Divorce is twice. Then, either keep [her] in an acceptable manner or release [her] with good treatment. And it is not lawful for you to take anything of what you have given them unless both fear that they will not be able to keep [within] the limits of Allah. But if you fear that they will not keep [within] the limits of Allah, then there is no blame upon either of them concerning that by which she ransoms herself. These are the limits of Allah, so do not transgress them. And whoever transgresses the limits of Allah - it is those who are the wrongdoers. (Al-Baqarah 2: 229).

This honorable verse abrogated the previous practice in the beginning of Islam, when the man had the right to take back his divorced wife even if he had divorced her a hundred times, as long as she was still in her Iddah (waiting period). This situation was harmful for the wife, and this is why Allah made the divorce thrice, where the husband is allowed to take back his wife after the first and the second divorce (as long as she is still in her Iddah. The divorce without intervals of a specific period is prohibited (Al-Tirmidhi 3292 as the interval allows a man and woman to return each other during that waiting period). The divorce becomes irrevocable after the third divorce, as Allah said in above verse the divorce is twice, after that, either you retain her on reasonable terms or release her with kindness. (Tafsir Ibn e KAthir)

And if he has divorced her [for the third time], then she is not lawful to him afterward until [after] she marries a husband other than him. And if the latter husband divorces her [or dies], there is no blame upon the woman and her former husband for returning to each other if they think that they can keep [within] the limits of Allah. These are the limits of Allah, which He makes clear to a people who know. (Al-Baqarah 2: 230)

So the reason of such restriction was to stop the practice and insult which was going on with the women at that time. Another reason was to make people conscious that if they divorce the woman for the final 3rd time she will not be there for them anymore so they should not make fun of her and her feelings and if they really love and respect that woman they must be nice to her.

Even it is order in the following verse that if anyone wants to separate woman, he should be nice and release her nicely without harassing or harming her. Allah warns such people to fear Allah, who knows everything.

And when you divorce women and they have [nearly] fulfilled their term, either retain them according to acceptable terms or release them according to acceptable terms, and do not keep them, intending harm, to transgress [against them]. And whoever does that has certainly wronged himself. And do not take the verses of Allah in jest. And remember the favor of Allah upon you and what has been revealed to you of the Book and wisdom by which He instructs you. And fear Allah and know that Allah is Knowing of all things.
(Al-Baqarah 2: 231)

Allah has allowed woman to return back to her ex-husband in case of death or the divorce from the second husband in the following verse.

And when you divorce women and they have fulfilled their term, do not prevent them from remarrying their [former] husbands if they agree among themselves on an acceptable basis. That is instructed to whoever of you believes in Allah and the Last Day. That is better for you and purer, and Allah knows and you know not. (Al-Baqarah 2: 232)

But it doesn't mean that a husband and his ex (divorced) wife should ask someone for Helala after breaking their marriage and after crossing the limits of allowed divorce. The way Halala concept is being shown in the show "Qabool Hai" mentioned on Zee TV's official site

is not Islamic and Qur'an and Ahadith (Sayings of Prophet Mohammad Peace be Upon Him, the 2nd major source of commands for Muslims) intensely detest it. Helala is allowed only
  • if by chance the second husband die
  • if a  woman gets divorce from the next husband by chance due to some misunderstanding or problem.
Nikah with intention of Helala is not allowed as Prophet Muhammad Peace be Upon Him said about halala;
"Allaah has cursed the muhallil and the muhallal lahu." ( Abu Dawood 2076; Tirmidhi, Nasa'i) (The muhallilis the one who marries a woman and divorces her so that she can return to her first husband, and the muhallallahu is the first husband.)

Marriage with the intention of helala is totally haram (not allowed) in Islam as it also involves another divorce and marriage consummation.

Prophet Muhammad Peace be Upon Him also said: 'If any woman asks her husband for divorce without some strong reason, the odour of Paradise will be forbidden to her.' (Abu-Dawood 2218).

As Allah Subhanahu Wa Ta'allah cursed the people doing Helalah (Abu Dawood 2076) and women is not allowed to get divorce from the husband without any strong justifying reason. '
(Abu-Dawood 2218) so Helalah is Heram (Illegal in Islam).

Contract Marriages were allowed in the beginning but then got banned by Prophet Mohammad Peace be upon Him.

'Ali bin Abi Talib (May Allah be pleased with him) reported that Allah's Messenger (May peace be upon Him) prohibited on the Day of Khaibar the contracting of temporary marriage with women and the eating of the flesh of domestic asses. (Muslim Book 008, Number 3263, 3265, 3267 further supporting ahadith 3264, 3255, 3257, 3259, 3226)

4lions better to change the concept of the show and must not  discuss a very serious issue involving religion without having proper knowledge of it, as whatever the show is presenting is being considered taught by islam according to the audience's perception, just due to their claim of "Msulim Social Drama".

For further details on Helalah

Tafsir Ibn e Kathir  in English,

Tafsir Ibn e Kathir  in Urdu

some fatawa's and further discussions on divorce and helala links are here

PS: The credit of the post to Manal (.FlawlessSarun.)  due to letting me know about the issue and *Shifali* for providing the verification link.

PS 1: The post is made to protest, please post your comments and protest without bashing / using insulting comments for 4Lions / PH. Though many people also complained that 4Lions is blocking them after protesting on their official FB but we should not loose our dignity for them . They were not listening that's I have to make this post. thank you  for understanding.

The post containing issues of Qabool hai here
Muslim Social Drama ??????????

Edited by hukshila - 10 March 2013 at 10:51pm

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.YixingsManal. IF-Addictz

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Posted: 25 February 2013 at 10:55am | IP Logged
RESERVED yet again <3

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JasToronto IF-Dazzler

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Posted: 25 February 2013 at 10:58am | IP Logged
Nice post Kiran and thanks for making such an informative and detailed post. Although I have studied Islam and most of other religions but did not know all these details. You have raised some legitimate points in your post. 
Z-tv or any other tv Channel has no right to make fun of any religion in their drama or show. If they want to show Islamic traditions and customs then they must make sure that it is consistent with Islam and its rules otherwise they must stop this nonsense.

Edited by JasToronto - 26 February 2013 at 1:05pm

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.Saraa. IF-Sizzlerz

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Posted: 25 February 2013 at 11:20am | IP Logged
Bang on post .. They really need to stop the mockery and all the sham of Islam for the sake of TRps and all..

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naddiya26 IF-Sizzlerz

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Posted: 25 February 2013 at 11:29am | IP Logged

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fahad1979 IF-Rockerz

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Posted: 25 February 2013 at 12:17pm | IP Logged
all Muslims know after third divorce the they harm for eachother
the second nikkah and consumption in second marriage is must for both man and women then she again can nikkah with same man or women but if any body do second marriage for only get the divorce to it is haram also

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medha16 IF-Rockerz

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Posted: 25 February 2013 at 12:24pm | IP Logged
thanx 4 d info but nothing like that is happening in d show n so its a moot point...ayan n zoya do not even know each other n d story is heading in a different direction altogether...watvr written on that site is a pile of shit since d story is nowhere close to it n neither hav d makers confirmed anything abt it...n most importantly the PH is not keen on saas bahu type extreme stuff n with due respect to every1 the lead character is portrayed as too very modern to indulge in this sort of stuff!

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..Anita.. IF-Sizzlerz

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Posted: 25 February 2013 at 6:47pm | IP Logged
amazing post!!!!
i don't really watch this show...but stuff seems wrong in it...and giving the wrong idea about islam

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