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3 Talaqs query

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My husband and I have been fighting for the last few months.  He has threatened to leave me a few times in the past and recently he threatened to give me talaq if I don’t listen to him.  So I told him I won’t be living my life under his threats.  He got angry and said “I give you talaq” three times and then he asked me what I had to say about it.  I said nothing, and then he repeated it another 3 times, a total of 6 times within 5 minutes.

After this happened I left and during the time I was away he moved out of our home. This was 3 weeks ago. 

Since then he has been trying to apologize and tell me he made a mistake by saying talaq to me 6x. He wants to take me back. He said “I take you back” 6 times as well. 

He has been in touch with local masjids and we are receiving mixed responses from the local imams.  

Some people are saying his saying talaq 6 times counts as one occurance. And others are saying that the talaq is final because he said 3 times. 

We are both Sunni and family believes the hanafi school of thought and they are telling me I am divorced from him now and he cannot take me back. He is insisting he can take me back within 90 days. 


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

As-salāmu ‘alaykum wa-rahmatullāhi wa-barakātuh. 

The three Talaaqs issued by your husband constitute Talaaq-e-Mugallazah (a permanently irrevocable divorce).[i]

This form of divorce demands immediate separation between the spouses. Reconciliation can only take place after halalah. Halalah is the process where the wife passes her iddah (waiting period) and marries another man[ii]  and consummate the marriage. If the second husband divorces her or passes away, she should observe the iddah of this second marriage. Thereafter, she would be at liberty to return to her first husband.

Kindly find a link on detailed research on three Talaaqs at #17287۔

You are now in Iddat and you have to observe the laws of Iddat. You may refer to #28996 for rules on Iddat.

And Allah Ta’āla Knows Best

Muhammad Yaasir Yunus Hussen

Student Darul Iftaa

Checked and Approved by,
Mufti Ebrahim Desai.


  [i]فتاوى دار العلوم زكريا، جلد چہارم ص٧٨ 

فَإِنْ طَلَّقَهَا فَلَا تَحِلُّ لَهُ مِنْ بَعْدُ حَتَّى تَنْكِحَ زَوْجًا غَيْرَهُ فَإِنْ طَلَّقَهَا فَلَا جُنَاحَ عَلَيْهِمَا أَنْ يَتَرَاجَعَا إِنْ ظَنَّا أَنْ يُقِيمَا حُدُودَ اللَّهِ وَتِلْكَ حُدُودُ اللَّهِ يُبَيِّنُهَا لِقَوْمٍ يَعْلَمُونَ} [البقرة: 230]

فتاوى محموديه ج13،ص474

و في الخانية: رجل قال لامرءته ” أنت طالق أنت طالق أنت طالق” و قال : عنيت بالأولى الطلاق و بالثانية و الثالثة إفهامها، صدق ديانة و في القضاء طلقت ثلاثا.

الفتاوى التاتارخانية،ج٤،ص٤٣٠

أَنْت طَالِقٌ ثَلَاثًا مِنْ هَذَا الْقَيْدِ تَطْلُقُ ثَلَاثًا وَلَا يُصَدَّقُ فِي الْقَضَاءِ كَمَا فِي الْمُحِيطِ

البحر الرائق شرح كنز الدقائق ومنحة الخالق وتكملة الطوري (3/ 276) 

فتاوى محموديه ج13،ص440

البناية شرح الهداية (5/ 295)

 (ومن قال لامرأته وهي من ذوات الحيض وقد دخل بها أنت طالق ثلاثًا للسنة ولا نية له فهي طالق عند كل طهر تطليقة)

فَإِن طَلَّقَهَا فَلاَ تَحِلُّ لَهُ مِن بَعْدُ حَتَّىَ تَنكِحَ زَوْجًا غَيْرَهُ‪ فَإِن طَلَّقَهَا فَلاَ جُنَاحَ عَلَيْهِمَا أَن يَتَرَاجَعَا إِن ظَنَّا أَن يُقِيمَا حُدُودَ اللَّهِ وَتِلْكَ حُدُودُ اللَّهِ يُبَيِّنُهَا لِقَوْمٍ يَعْلَمُونَ

[ii] قلنا: الطلاق متى قرن بالعدد كان الوقوع بالعدد وإلا لم يقع الثلاث على غير الموطوءة بقوله أنت طالق ثلاثاً، والحال أنه يقع ثلاثاً بالإجماع، 

البناية شرح الهداية (5/ 396)

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