Khula is when a married woman initiates divorce proceedings. This can be done for valid reasons such as immoral behaviour, mistreatment from the husband, or if he doesn’t provide maintenance.
However, this decision should be given serious consideration – a woman is advised to abstain from seeking khula on baseless reasons and to exert necessarily efforts to maintain a harmonious and peaceful relation with her spouse with mutual respect and love. In the unfortunate case that the marriage becomes irreconcilable and the husband doesn’t issue talaq, she may apply for Khula.
For more information on the procedure, please download the application form below.
- Completed application
- Copy of Nikkah contract
- Either, proof of identity i.e. passport or drivers licence and proof of address i.e. utility bill
- Or two witness sign the form, one being of a professional background.
All inclusive, there are no other additional charges or fees. Payment must be made when making an application. In any case additional services are required, the Council will charge the applicant in accordance to its policy.