Asalamu Aleykum Warahmatullah Dear brothers and sisters,
I have been happily married for 3 years now. Recently my husband started to get doubts about his faith and started asking questions and doing lots of reading online. At first he showed doubts about the authenticity of the Ahadith and argued that they should not be relied upon for Sharia purposes as they have been written down long after the death of the Prophet(PBUH). More recently he started doubting that the Holy Quran is unaltered and said they were different versions. At all this time I stayed because he never renounced his faith.
This month however his questions became too many and I asked him yesterday if he still considers himself a Muslim and he replied that he was not sure if he can claim to be a member of any religion but said he believed in God. He said people had influenced religion and every group claimed to be the right one.
He has been a good husband to me and a good father. He always respected me and cared for his child so I have nothing bad to say about him other than his shaking religion. At the beginning of our marriage he used to be a good Muslim who prayed 5 times and did his fasting but only recently he seem to have succumb to the whispers of shaitan.
I must admit that I have not been a very practicing Muslima but have recently started to read the Quran and Hadith and Pray and want to live a religious life from now on. I have a one year old daughter with him and do not know what to do.
My questions are:
1) Am I automatically divorced from my Husband given his remarks? (I have already started wearing the Hijab in front of him and avoiding contact just in case and he has not noticed this yet) 2) If I am divorced should I leave immediately and take my child with me? (We are legally married in the UK and I could leave for my family while he is at work or outside, because if he is home he might stop me or at least stop me from taking our child as well as he has a close relationship with her)
I really need an answer urgently as I do not want to upset Allah by being alone in the same house as a man that I am not married to.