Suspending talaaq upon speaking a lie

Q: I signed a single talaaq paper but did not inform my wife. Before signing, a few days before, I told my wife not to tell a lie and if she lies from now on, talaaq will happen and she lied again. I did not send the single talaaq notice to her as the address was incorrect on the deed, later while making a correction in the divorce deed we mentioned “triple talaaq” and again I signed this deed and sent the notice to her. All this happened within a month and she was at her parents house, we also had marital relations while she stayed with me in my house. I want to know how many talaaqs happened? If the total count is two (by considering triple talaaq as one) what do I do to take her back as my wife. Today is her 90th day of iddah.


A: If you had made out this condition that talaaq will occur in the event she speaks a lie then the talaaq will occur. If you had stipulated that 3 talaaqs will occur then 3 will occur. This is a conditional clause. Once the condition is found then the ruling applies. Obviously the condition comes before the rule.

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


Answered by:

Mufti Ebrahim Salejee (Isipingo Beach)