It is better for a woman to be married than to remain single, but it is better for her to be single than to be married to an oppressive, abusive man who makes her life an intolerable misery.
It is also better to be in a respectful polygamous marriage than in an intolerable monogamous marriage.
Marriages should not be broken for petty reasons, but when there are serious matters beyond reconciliation, divorce comes as a saviour.
If a woman was supposed to be forced to live in an intolerable marriage, why would the Almighty give her the right to apply for a dissolution of her marriage upon the non-fulfilment of her rights by her husband?
Mufti Ismail Menk