Sheikh Mohamed El-Moctar El-Shinqiti, director of the Islamic Center of South Plains, Lubbock, Texas, stated: It is not Islamically correct that a Muslim leaves his wife without informing her. This is considered as a treacherous act and betrayal of the marriage covenant that Allah called mithaqan ghaleezan (Arabic for: solemn contract).

Divorce is not forbidden in Islam, but it has to be done in an ethical and respectful way that secures the financial and emotional rights of the two parties, especially the wife. That is why the Qur’an emphasizes that divorce be done with kindness, that a divorced lady be given some compensation at the ending of marriage.
In Islamic jurisprudence, the woman has the right to ask for divorce if her husband left her and did not provide for her needs. So she is entitled to both the legal and religious divorce. She may contact the nearest Islamic center for help.