Repudiation is the act of repudiating or the state of being repudiated. Repudiation in marriage is the unilateral cancellation of the marriage by one party. In a lot of countries, only the man gets this possibility.
Repudiation of women in Sharia
In Islam, like in Christianity, the death of one of the two spouses in a marriage signifies the end of that marriage. However, a marriage might also be dissolved by talaq, the repudiation of the wife by the husband. Islamic law permits every man in a healthy mental state to do this without having to give any reason for it and without consulting a judge. However, there are traditions which describe the talaq as the act most hateful to God among all acts permitted by law. The form of the talaq that emerged as customary, until the law was modified in many Islamic countries in recent decades, was as follows: The man pronounces the formula of repudiation-variations in the choice of words exist-twice, either in immediate succession or with a month in between. At that point, he can still take it back. Only after the third time is the divorce valid. It is laid down in the Koran that after the divorce the husband must provide for a wife who is suckling a child until it is weaned this can extend to a period of two years. (2: 233) If the man desires to remarry the woman, even though he has repudiated her three times, there is a provision for this which may seem odd at first sight. The original idea behind it, however, was doubtless to protect the wife from a hasty step the husband might take. According to this provision, a wife who has been repudiated must first marry another and be repudiated by him in turn before she can go back to her first husband.
- Walther, Wiebke 1981 Women in Islam, Marcus Wiener, Princeton. ISBN 1-55876-153-9
- Meron, Y. (2001), The Muslim Marriage between Status and Contract, No. 92 (2001), pp. 197-203,