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islamic divorce without husband approval


Salaam. I am 42 years old and my husband left me 10 years ago. We had a fight and that caused him to leave me with cut me off entirely. I have no word of him or of what he is doing. His last words to me were that he will let me suffer alone. It has been 10 years and I would like to get remarried. How do I get an islamic divorce without his need of approval or signature?


Salamun Alaykum

According to Ayatullah Sistani a woman whose husband is lost and she wishes to remarry, must refer to a just Mujtahid and if certain conditions are fulfilled he can divorce her from her husband.