Divorce (Talaq) was in practice among pre-Islamic Arab tribes which was quite unfair to the married women .It was very common that either in caprice or in anger the husband sweared by Allah not to approach with his wife, thus deprived her conjugal rights. She was kept tied with her husband indefinitely and was deprived of marrying with another man. The practice followed was that at the expiry of the waiting period she was again addressed and again was deprived of conjugal rights in the same manner. It was repeated again and again and she had to face it a couple of times with no chance of getting rid of her husband. Islam, through Quranic injunctions, forbade it and ordained laws for divorcing wife or separation mooted by the wife from her husband. In the first place Quran disapproved thoughtless oaths and it insisted on proper intentional oaths being carefully observed. Secondly, a time period of 4 months was fixed to make up their minds (husband and wife) and finally decide once for all either to depart or live together.
Divorce of course is a very unpleasant event and quite disturbing for the couple (and the children, if the family has). The wife is more adversely affected than the husband who can re-marry quite easily than his ex-wife.
Because incompatibility is on the increase so do the likes and dislikes and dislikes are becoming diverse, the society being afflicted with that, Christians, Jews and other Non-Muslims gradually started to adopt divorce. Both among Christians and Jews, divorce is possible through judicial procedure and courts require a waiting period, thus providing time for re-thinking and reconciliation and reconsideration. Among the Hindus it also became possible through the Hindu Marriage Act 1955, although the marriage is considered as a spiritual union. Here too the courts hear both the parties, first persuade the couple to reconcile, as done in the case of Krishma Kapoor and her husband late in 2005, otherwise it takes time to divorce legalized. The time required may take years during which reconsideration is possible. Among the societies which borrowed it from Islam there is enough opportunity available for reconsideration and reconciliation, but in the social system which is endowed with the eternal book and its Commandments, Talaq has been made so easy in four out of 5 sects (other than the Imamaia sect) that saying Talaq thrice in one sitting or sending a letter to the wife completes the Talaq which is in contravention of very explicit injunction of the Holy Quran (1).
The Holy Quran has laid down the eternal laws, being eternal; as ought to be believed by every sect of Muslims, either they do not remember it or forget it while practicing rituals. The Holy Quran has also laid down rules very extensively to be followed before the divorce is sought by husband or separation is sought by a wife. If the Holy Quran and the Quranic injunctions are eternal and not needed to be altered, which is the belief of all the sects, the procedure for divorce cannot be altered or amended by any human being, any authority what to say by rulers and kings. As it is the claim of the Holy Quran itself, if we have abrogated any “Aayah”, we have replaced it with another which has not happened in the case of Talaq. As Muslims believe no new Messenger has to come till the Day of Judgment nor any fresh revelation is possible.