Husband saying “I will leave you”

Q: It is requested to please clarify the issue regarding divorce. Husband and wife had a fight over the phone when no one was around. Wife reports the words said by the husband that “I will leave you” more than once. However, after 4-5 days the Husband regrets saying this and now reports that I didn’t say these words. However, they now wants to live together, but the problem is that what does Shari’ah say when the husband denies these words but the wife reports these words with no witnesses? What would be the kafara for this? Please guide us in this difficult situation.


A: If the husband uttered the words that “I will leave you”, then talaaq does not take place.

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


Answered by:

Mufti Zakaria Makada

Checked & Approved:

Mufti Ebrahim Salejee (Isipingo Beach)