There are many answers as to how men can divorce women but there are no answers as to how a wife can divorce a husband. I was married for 18 months. It has been 3 months since I left my husband.
I have been separated for over 3 months. In my mind I am divorced but I think this is probably not enough. My parents have contacted his parents and the imam that was present during the wedding. His parents have said they will not sit down and finalise the divorce and the imam has said that he will not get involved. I feel like I am in limbo. I want closure and I want to know what steps I have to take to ensure that I am officially divorced in Islam. I did not go to a registry office to get married but the imam has said as he doesn't want to get involved we should contact lawyers. But there is no need for this as I only had an islamic marriage.
Please could you let me know how a wife divorces a husband in Islam ?