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General Section on Divorce

Yahya related to me from Malik from Thabit ibn al-Ahnafthat he married an umm walad of Abd ar-Rahman ibn Zaydibn al-Khattab. He said, "Abdullah ibn Abd ar-Rahman ibnZayd ibn al-Khattab summoned me and I went to him. I camein upon him and there were whips and two iron fettersplaced there, and two of his slaves whom he had made tosit there. He said, 'Divorce her, or by He by whom oneswears, I will do such-and-such to you!' I said, 'It isdivorce a thousand times.' Then I left him and I sawAbdullah ibn Umar on the road to Makka and I told himabout my situation. Abdullah ibn Umar was furious, andsaid, 'That is not divorce, and she is not haram for you,so return to your home.' I was still not at ease so Iwent to Abdullah ibn az-Zubayr who was the Amir of Makkaat that time. I told him about my situation and whatAbdullah ibn Umar had said to me. Abdullah ibn az-Zubayrsaid to me, 'She is not haram for you, so return to yourhome,' and he wrote to Jabir ibn al-Aswad az-Zuhra whowas the Amir of Madina and ordered him to punish Abdullahibn Abdar-Rahman and to have him leave me and my familyalone. I went to Madina, and Safiyya, the wife ofAbdullah ibn Umar fitted out my wife so that she couldbring her to my house with the knowledge of Abdullah ibnUmar. Then I invited Abdullah ibn Umar on the day of mywedding to the wedding feast and he came."