Q: As a lady can I divorce my husband who doesn't want to divorce?
A: In Islam a wife cannot divorce her husband. Divorce in Islam is the sole right of the husband.
You can request a divorce if he is ill-treating you or not supporting you at all financially. If he refuses to give talaaq, then you can offer him money in lieu of the talaaq. If he still refuses, then go to your local Ulema council and ask them to process an annulment of the marriage. However, one condition for an annulment is that the husband must be guilty of physical or mental abuse, or neglecting his wife's finanical needs entirely. The ulema will explain the other conditions of annulment as well as the procedure
Allah Ta'ala make it easy for you.
Mufti Siraj Desai
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