Intending talaaq by saying “ab khatam”

Q: My husband gave me divorce in 2 sms’s within half hour intervals on the 21st of September. Then after 1 month he made but without any guilt. He continuously makes threats. I agreed to go but couldn’t go back as in the last moment I talked to him and he quarrelled again. So on the 17th of December he used the word aab khatam and said he signed the paper. But still I didn’t get the paper. Is divorce complete should I sit in iddat?


A: If he intended divorce then the divorce has taken place.

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


Answered by:

Mufti Ebrahim Salejee (Isipingo Beach)