Marriage is closely associated with life; the two are interdependent and their purpose is to ensure procreation and provide good conditions for raising children in harmonious homes. This is accepted from both a religious and a social point of view. Nevertheless, the fact that the husband and wife have different dispositions may result in these hopes being dashed, irrespective of the variety of remedies that exist. Rather than having couples live together in distressing conditions of daily arguments, and hypocrisy cloaking deception and sin, it is preferable for their own sakes to release the bond that exists between them. It is only in these desperate situations that the legislator envisaged divorce, as prescribed in the following passage of the Qur’an: ‘Retain them honourably or set them free honourably’.274