chapter  5
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DIVORCE AND WIDOWS

The Koran does not give a rash opinion on divorce and says in Chapter IV: "If a woman has feared the anger or aversion of her husband, they should consider the thing amic· ably; for reunion is better than divorce." IV, 39 continues: "If ye fear a breach between the husband and wife, send a judge out of his family and a judge out of her family: if they shall desire a reconciliation, God will cause them to agree. . . . If, however, they separate, God will suckle both with his bounty" -namely, peace and rest.