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A of online services are charging "divorced" Muslim women thousands of pounds to take part in "halala" Islamic marriages, a BBC investigation has found. Women pay to marry, have sex with and then divorce a stranger, so they can get back with their first husbands.
Farah - not her real name - met her husband after being introduced to him by a family friend when she was in her 20s. They had children together soon afterwards but then, Farah says, the abuse began. There would be times where he would just go crazy.
Despite the abuse, Farah hoped things would change. Her husband's behaviour though became increasingly erratic - leading to him "divorcing" her via text message. During a heated discussion he sent me a text saying, 'talaq, talaq, talaq'.
It is banned in most Muslim countries but still happens, though it is impossible to know exactly how many women are "divorced" like this in the UK. He was like, 'Your marriage is over, you can't go back to him.
Farah says she was "absolutely distraught", but willing to return to her ex-husband because he was "the love of my life". This led Farah to seek the controversial practice known as halala, which is accepted by a small minority of Muslims who subscribe to the concept of a triple talaq.
They believe halala is the only way a couple who have been divorced, and wish to reconcile, can remarry. Halala involves the woman marrying someone else, consummating the marriage and then getting a divorce - after which she is able to remarry her first husband.
But in some cases, women who seek halala services are at risk of being financially exploited, blackmailed and even sexually abused. It's a practice the vast majority of Muslims are strongly against and is attributed to individuals misunderstanding the Islamic laws around divorce. But an investigation by the BBC has found a of online s offering halala services, several of which are charging women thousands of pounds to take part in temporary marriages.
The man also said he had several other men working with him, one who he claims initially refused to issue a woman a divorce after a halala service was complete. There is nothing to suggest the man is doing anything illegal.
The BBC contacted him after the meeting - he rejects any allegations against him, claiming he has never carried out or been involved in a halala marriage and that the Facebook he created was for fun, as part of a social experiment. In her desperation to be reunited with her husband, Farah began trying to find men who were willing to carry out a halala marriage. But the Islamic Sharia Council in East London, which regularly advises women on issues around divorce, strongly condemns halala marriages.
There's no stronger word I can use. There are other options, like getting help or counselling.
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We would not allow anyone to go through with that. You do not need halala, no matter what," she adds. Farah ultimately decided against getting back with her husband - and the risks of going through a halala marriage. But she warns there are other women out there, like her, who are desperate for a solution.
Why so tired?
I'm not going to sleep with someone to get back with a man. But at that precise time I was desperate to get back with my ex-partner at any means or measure. She says her ex-husband also regretted divorcing her. Related Topics. Divorce laws.