Abuse, affairs among top causes for Muslim divorces

Yasmin Ramlan

Muslim women praying at the Putrajaya mosque. According to statistics, many first-time marriages which end in divorce within five years are the result of of irreconcilable differences, cheating spouses, the meddling of in-laws and irresponsible husbands. – EPA pic, July 19, 2017.

IT was not easy for Aleeya Azman (not her real name) to come to a decision to divorce her husband of only four years at the age of 26 last year.

But she felt that divorce was the best way out of the abusive relationship, and one where her ex-husband was freely having extramarital affairs.

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