“And if he hath divorced her (the third time), then she is not lawful unto him thereafter until she hath wedded another husband. Then if he (the other husband) divorce her it is no sin for both of them that they come together again if they consider that they are able to observe the limits of Allah. These are the limits of Allah. He manifesteth them for people who have knowledge.” — Qur’an 2:230
From the Calcutta Telegraph (thanks to Morgaan Sinclair):
Malda, July 24: Unable to bear the pressure to re-marry a stranger in order to get back to her former husband, a woman here has committed suicide.
Tarzina Khatun was allegedly told by her family that in order to reunite with Motiur Sheikh, who had given her talaq three months ago, she had no other option but to spend at least one night with somebody else, divorce him and then re-marry. The couple’s families are from two adjoining villages in the Chanchol area of the district, 75km from here, and they felt that they should stick to the shariat norms as explained by the Muslim clerics.
Bablu Sheikh said his sister had married Motiur, a worker in a lathe factory, six years ago.
“At first they were a happy couple but she was under tremendous pressure to bear a child. When she failed, her in-laws chided her and three months ago, her husband gave her talaq,” Bablu said.
Tarzina returned to her parents” house but after a few days Motiur wanted her back.
“We sat together and decided after conferring with the clerics that Tarzina would have to stay all by herself for three months and then marry a different person and spend at least one night with him. According to the shariat, she could then divorce the new husband and remarry Motiur. But she refused,” Bablu said.