Islam and Christianity agree that God hates divorce! A Hadith says, “Divorce is permitted but it is something God hates” (Abu Dawud dan Ahmad). To make the right decision about divorce, we must understand both Muslim and Christian views.
Divorce in Islam and in Christianity
Qs 2:229 permits divorce: “Divorce (can be recalled) two times. After this, it may be canceled or there may be a divorce done in a right way.” However, the Word of God firmly says that divorce is wrong. Listen to the words of God: “‘I hate divorce,’ says the Lord God of Israel, . . . ” (The Taurat, Malachi 2:16).
Is Divorce Really the Solution?
Zulia Ilmawati, a Muslim psychologist writes: “Divorce is the solution for problems in the home.” Yet, Ustad Tri Asmoro Kurniawan said that divorce has negative effects. Among them, “ . . . family ties are broken. There is deep psychological trauma. Children become victims. Those around them look down on them. They would lose confidence in themselves . . .”
Why do some Muslims and Christians Divorce?
Don’t Christians divorce? Yes, of course! But the Injil strongly opposes divorce. It also strongly opposes and warns against polygamy and unfaithfulness. When a Christian couple get divorced, they are breaking Allah’s law. Isa Al-Masih said, “Moses permitted you to divorce your wives because your hearts were hard. But it was not this way from the beginning” (The Injil, Matthew 19:8).
On the other hand, Muslims believe that divorce is a solution. This teaching is what encourages and promotes divorce among them.
Both Islam and Christianity are Against Divorce
Islam and Christianity should fight against divorce! Divorce is hated by God. It’s not a good solution. There are many negative effects. If you are struggling with divorce, please contact us. We can help you!
We can lessen the number of divorces when we learn to be humble and serve one another. When the husband learns to love his wife as Isa loves us, the wife will learn to appreciate and honor her husband. Isa’s sacrifice for us is an example of how husbands and wives should serve one another. In Isa’s sacrifice, we also see His forgiveness for those who have broken His law.
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