Being unaware that word one uttered meant talaaq

Q: My husband is a revert and is still learning. My brothers are mischievous and always get in trouble. They played a prank on him and told him that I love you like crazy in Arabic is talaktuki and he said it to me. I said what and he said it again. I want to kill my brothers they are kids and thought it’s funny. What must I do?


A: If your husband did not know that this word meant talaaq and he thought that the meaning of the statement he uttered meant I love you, then no talaaq has taken effect.

And Allah Ta’ala (الله تعالى) knows best.


Answered by:

Mufti Zakaria Makada

Checked & Approved:

Mufti Ebrahim Salejee (Isipingo Beach)