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    Question ID: 19547Country: United Kingdom

    Title: I would like your help please in clarifying our dilema. My husband and I married and 2 nights later, he came home high from smoking Marijuana. I was 7 weeks pregnant and had been losing blood that morning and went to the hospital for a scan. The scan showed a possible ectopic pregnancy (in the Tube). When I tried to explain what had happened at the hospital, he just stared at the tv and laughed (saying he was laughing at the movie). I was extremely upset at his manner while under the influence of this drug and I shouted at him and said some unnecessary things, he became very angry and said talaq 3 times. I started to cry saying that I was very emotional over the hormones with being pregnant and also very worried at losing blood and after seeing the scan. I just felt he was very insensitive in the circumstances and so I became angry with him. I am now still living with him and he has also had sexual relations with me since this night. We have read on numerous websites varying accounts of saying talaq 3 times in one night and are confused what is right or wrong now, especially under our circumstances and of him being under the influence of marijuana, unreasonably angry and with me losing blood and being pregnant at the time. Does it count as one divorce this night?

    Question: I would like your help please in clarifying our dilema. My husband and I married and 2 nights later, he came home high from smoking Marijuana. I was 7 weeks pregnant and had been losing blood that morning and went to the hospital for a scan. The scan showed a possible ectopic pregnancy (in the Tube). When I tried to explain what had happened at the hospital, he just stared at the tv and laughed (saying he was laughing at the movie). I was extremely upset at his manner while under the influence of this drug and I shouted at him and said some unnecessary things, he became very angry and said talaq 3 times. I started to cry saying that I was very emotional over the hormones with being pregnant and also very worried at losing blood and after seeing the scan. I just felt he was very insensitive in the circumstances and so I became angry with him. I am now still living with him and he has also had sexual relations with me since this night. We have read on numerous websites varying accounts of saying talaq 3 times in one night and are confused what is right or wrong now, especially under our circumstances and of him being under the influence of marijuana, unreasonably angry and with me losing blood and being pregnant at the time. Does it count as one divorce this night?

    Answer ID: 19547

    Bismillah hir-Rahman nir-Rahim !

    (Fatwa: 474/L=156/tl=1431)

     

    The teaching of the four Imams and the majority of Ulema of past and present is that three talaqs pronounced in single meeting in single sentence take place and wife is divorced with mughallazah bayinah. Now she cannot become halal for the first husband without a legal halalah. So, if your husband has given you three talaqs, in this case all the three talaqs took place and you became haram for your husband with mughallazah talaq, now you cannot become halal for your husband without a legal halalah. In contrary to the teaching of four Imams and the majority of Ulema of past and present, by following the method of Ghair Muqallideen you cannot become halal for your husband and if you do you will indulge in unlawful sexual relations the whole life. Whatever other reasons you have written i.e. unreasonably angry, losing blood and being pregnant, all these have nothing to do with the matter of talaq. By all means, three talaqs have taken place in your case.

    Allah (Subhana Wa Ta'ala) knows Best

    Darul Ifta,

    Darul Uloom Deoband, India