The Hadeeth: “The most hateful of lawful things to Allaah is divorce.”

Question 17: What is the degree of authenticity of this Hadeeth: “The most hateful of lawful things to Allaah is divorce.” Some people class it as Da‘eef (weak) and say it is Hadeeth Mursal (a Hadeeth with no Companion of the Prophet in the chain of narration)? They also question the Matn (text of a Hadeeth) and ask how can Allaah make something that He hates lawful, when nothing can compel Allaah?

Answer: It is reported in “Mukhtasar Al-Sunan” by ‘Aboo Daawood on the authority of Muhaarib ibn Dithar on the authority of Ibn ‘Umar (may Allaah be pleased with them) that the Prophet (peace be upon him) said… read more here.