Divorce by letter

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As salamualikum. If anyone divorce his wife on writing and if she does not see the writing is divorce take place? Another thing she heard it from his relative and she asked him you divorced me ? He was silent. Does it mean he divorced her. her brother saw only the envelope not what written inside. But they were told by his family member that he is going to send divorce letter. Can you please let know as soon as possible as I am lost with so many muftis. They all telling different thing. Jazakhallah


In the Name of Allaah, the Most Gracious, the Most Merciful.

As-salaamu ‘alaykum wa-rahmatullaahi wa-barakaatuh.

Sister in Islaam,

The divorce will depend on the wordings of the letter. Someone other than the wife should ask the husband regarding his words in the letter. You may then forward us the exact wordings used in the letter and we will advise accordingly. You may revert to us at [email protected].

And Allaah Ta’aala Knows Best.

Muajul I. Chowdhury

Student, Darul Iftaa

Astoria, New York, USA

Checked and Approved by,

Mufti Ebrahim Desai.

This answer was collected from, which is operated under the supervision of Mufti Ebrahim Desai from South Africa.

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