• Social Matters >> Talaq (Divorce)

    Question ID: 44767Country: India

    Title: Talaq

    Question: I have given talaq to my wife 3 times in one day. My talaq has been done or not because by Imam Shafai it is not done yet.

    Answer ID: 44767

    Bismillah hir-Rahman nir-Rahim !

    (Fatwa: 585/562/N=1434) (1) If you have divorced your wife thrice in different sentences and after marriage you have intercourse with your wife or you have met your wife in privacy or you have divorced thrice in one sentence then three talaqs took place on your wife definitely. She became haram on you, now there is no way for her to be halal for you except after a valid Shariah halalah. فَإِن طَلَّقَهَا فَلاَ تَحِلُّ لَهُ مِن بَعْدُ حَتَّىَ تَنكِحَ زَوْجاً غَيْرَهُ [البقرة : 230] وإن كان الطلاق ثلاثا فى الحرة .... لم تحل له حتى تنكح زوجا غيره نكاحا صحيحا ويدخل بها ثم يطلقها أو يموت عنها كذا فى الهداية (فتاوی عالمگیری 1:473 مطبوعہ مکتبہ زکریا دیوبند). (2) Imam Shafai has no different in the ruling of three talaqs. Three talaqs also take place as per Imam Shafai by giving in single meeting like majority of Sahaba, Tabiyeen and Tab’e Tabiyeen etc and the other three Imams: Imam Abu Hanifa, Imam Malik and Imam Ahmad ibn Hambal (رحمهم الله). It is not so that only one talaq takes place or no talaq takes place. (For detail see the Arabic booklet: مجلة البحوث الإسلامية المجلد الأول العدد الثالث حكم الطلاق الثلاث بلفظ واحد compiled by هيئة كبار العلماء).

    Allah (Subhana Wa Ta'ala) knows Best

    Darul Ifta,

    Darul Uloom Deoband, India