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Depression and talaq?

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A person who is suffering from chronicle depression and bio-polar problem according to psychiatric’s diagnosis in such illness person becomes verbally abusive, rage and victim of mood swings, in other word he is not mentally fit due to sickness. Is talaq valid given by such person?

بسم الله الرحمن الرحيم

(Fatwa: 348/294/L=03/1435)

If he is in his senses and understands what talaq is while giving talaq, then talaq will take place. But if he is not in his senses, then it will not take place.
Note: It is advised that if such a person gives talaq, it should be referred to any Shariah Panchayat where, after due research and investigation, they will give their ruling.

Allah knows Best!

Darul Ifta,
Darul Uloom Deoband

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