Divorce

[Q-ID0428] ‘If you do not come home tomorrow, then we are finished’ – is saying this a divorce?

QUESTION: What do the scholars and muftis of the mighty Shari’ah say regarding the following matter: I said to my wife, ‘if you do not come home tomorrow, then we are finished’; I did not have the intention of divorce, rather it was to have her return home i.e. so that she return home. Also,…

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[Q-ID0421] I remarried after hearing my Husband died, he is actually alive, whose wife am I?

QUESTION: What do the scholars and muftis of the noble Shari’ah say regarding the following matter; if someone informs a woman that her husband has passed away, can she perform nikah [marriage] with another man? Can she act upon the news from a single person or not? If she marries another man and then her…

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[Q-ID0400] If I (wrongly) tell people I divorced my wife, has divorce occurred?

QUESTION: What do the scholars and muftis of the noble Shari’ah say regarding this matter: my parents wanted me to wed in Pakistan. Although I did not agree with them at first, I eventually got married on the request of my parents. When I returned to England, I told my friends that I divorced my…

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[Q-ID0355] Is the divorce said via a letter or text message valid?

QUESTION: What do the scholars of the Din and muftis of the Sacred Law state regarding the following issue: if a person wants to divorce his wife through text message, then how should he do it? Is talaq (divorce) necessitated if he texts her a talaq and she reads it? If a person pronounces talaq…

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[Q-ID0297] I’ve been telling people I am not married, have I given divorce to my wife?

QUESTION: If Zaid swears an oath and says “She is not my wife, we did not get married” about his wife, then has he divorced her? ANSWER: In this situation, if Zaid says “She is not my wife” or “I did not marry her”, then divorce will not occur, even if he swears an oath…

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[Q-ID0257] My Husband said ‘I divorce you’ three times in anger, has divorce occurred?

QUESTION: What do the scholars and muftis of the mighty Shari’ah say regarding this matter: me and my husband separated a year ago, I have three children, on the 27th of this Ramadān my husband said ‘I divorce you’, and yesterday he said ‘I divorce you’ twice. After issuing the divorce he was embarrassed, I…

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[Q-ID0234] I was physically beaten and forced to give divorce, is it valid?

QUESTION: Bakr was physically beaten by his in-laws and forced to give his wife a written divorce, is this divorce valid? ANSWER: Bakr was physically beaten and forced to give his wife a written divorce as is apparent in the question therefore this divorce is not valid. Fatawa Hindiyyah vol. 1 page 415 says: رجل…

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[Q-ID0233] “Choose me or your parents, or I WILL divorce you.” Is this a divorce?

QUESTION: Bakr said to his wife Zayda “either choose me or your parents, if you’re going to choose them then I’m going to divorce you”, will his wife Zayda be divorced with these words? Ssome people have publicised that Bakr has divorced his wife. ANSWER: The statement of Bakr to his wife Zayda “I will…

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[Q-ID0232] My Husband divorced me three times and is now denying it.

QUESTION: If a husband divorced his wife three times with no witnesses but later denied he divorced her whilst she claims he did then what is the Islamic ruling about this? ANSWER: If a husband divorced his wife three times then all three divorces will occur even if he divorced her with no witnesses. If…

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[Q-ID0189] My Husband said ‘I divorce you’ three times, on different occasions. Has divorced occurred?

QUESTION: My husband divorced me 3 times at 2 different occasions, so I want to know if 3 divorces really occurred or not. (1) He divorced me 2 months ago with the intention of 1 Talaq, saying this: “I’m giving you 1 Talaq”, but we made rujoo and started living together again. (2) Now 2…

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[Q-ID0126] No intimacy for 7 months in our marriage – is the nikah still valid?

QUESTION: I had a question about the marriage (nikah) when it has been almost over 7 months of intimacy between husband and wife what does that mean? Is the nikah valid? And kindly tell me when a nikah is in danger ANSWER: Yes, the Nik’ah (marriage contract) is perfectly valid even if the couple do…

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[Q-ID0011] He said ‘I divorce you’ 3 times, am I still his wife?

QUESTION: Earlier this year me and my husband had a major argument. In which he said in English “I divorce you, I divorce you, I divorce you” 3 times in one go in extreme anger. When I looked at his face he looked shocked at what he just said. Since then he has not been…

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