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Is talaq valid in this situation, with Quran and Hadith proof?

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I just want to know if in this condition talaq is effective: One day before meet my wife I wrote in paper: “I Salim give talak to you Salma”. I wrote three times in same paper. When I met her I give verbally 3 time Talak, but she is saying that I only gave two time. – I gave her the paper, she refused to receive and the paper fell in the ground. After she left I send SMS, with same text of the paper. She said that she never read because her mother deleted all the SMS. The paper and the SMS (in my cellular) at least 3 people read. In this condition talak is valid? Please send answer, with Quran and Hadith proof.


(Fatwa: 567=379/H)

You gave three talaq in written form, then repeated the same verbally and then sent the same by SMS, if you have given these talaq after Khalwat-e-Sahiha (while you have had marital relations) then they will be considered as three Mugallaza talaq and she will be haram for you. And, if you have given divorce before Khalwat-e-Sahiha, then you should write it in clear words and send the question again.

Allah (Subhana Wa Ta’ala) knows Best

Darul Ifta,
Darul Uloom Deoband

This answer was collected from the official ifta website of Darul Uloom Deoband in India.

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