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Khul is the dissolution of marriage upon wife’s request. It is a kind of final divorce, but in this case she has to pay back her dowry and all what her husband has given to her in order to get her freedom back.
In Islam a marital contract creates a set of duties and rights for both husband and wife in order to guarantee marriage stability and amicable life. This set includes; financial, sexual and companionship rights.
Dowry is an amount of money that the groom should pay to his to be wife at the time of marriage contract. It is mandatory by Quran and Sunnah and it becomes wife’s property. It is enjoined by God to honor brides.
There are conditions for the validity of marriage such as acceptance, presence of the woman’s guardian, presence of witnesses and absence of any reasons that preclude the marriage.
Islam endorses marriage to maintain one’s chastity, build a congenial relationship between a husband and wife, children, and relatives, keep the human race, and safeguard morality.
Nikah or marriage is encouraged in Islam, it is endorsed in the Qur’an, the Sunnah and the unanimity of scholars because it protects fabric of the family and the Islamic social structure.