As a principle, all cases of divorce which take
place against the Sharī'ah must be brought before the court. It is up to the
judge to give a ruling in them after hearing all the relevant details. Only he
is the competent authority to decide the fates of cases which violate the
Sharī'ah. There may be cases in which he imposes the divorce sentence and
there may be others in which he does not do so and still others in which he
gives some other ruling -- all depending upon the circumstances.