In order to make a trial separation successful, a couple should agree to five key rules.1. The break should have a specific time attached to it so it doesn't just drag on without any conclusion.
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Muzammil Siddiqi Source: Islam Online.net, August 3 2004 As-Salamu `alaykum.
If a husband and wife fight each other and after that they do not talk for 3 to 4 years, does this affect their (marriage)?
If the other person is doing the same, a better understanding of the underlying problems and how they can be sorted is likely to be reached with much less acrimony.4. There should be clear agreement about what happens to the finances during a separation, with equal sharing of resources and children adequately taken care of.
Running two households is likely to be more expensive.
But if a husband separates from his wife with an oath that he will not have conjugal relations with her, then he has only four months to reconcile. [In Shari`ah, ila’ means that the husband swears that he will not have sexual intercourse with his wife, either for an unrestricted period or for more than four months.] Allah says, “Those who swear that they will not go into their wives, the waiting period is four months.
Then if they go back, Allah is surely Forgiving, Merciful.
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