Talaaq via sms

Q: I have been told that should a man wish to divorce his wife via text message, the wording has to follow a certain template or else it would not be seen as valid. Also I have heard that if the message says “you are divorced from me” it is not valid. Could you perhaps provide some clarification on this matter?


A: If talaaq is issued via an sms or text message, the talaaq will be valid.

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


Answered by:

Mufti Zakaria Makada

Checked & Approved:

Mufti Ebrahim Salejee (Isipingo Beach)