Marrying again after one Talaq

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Answered by: Maulana Maruf Ahmed​



Due to unavoidable circumstances, I divorced my wife once. As per the Law of Pakistan and Sharia Law, one divorce is taken as ONLY ONE. Can I re-marry my wife after having lived 1 year away from her, as we both want to get back together?


بِسْمِ اللهِ الرَّحْمنِ الرَّحِيْم

In the name of Allah, the Most Gracious, the Most Merciful 




If a man divorces his wife once, he has the authority to take her back immediately within her waiting period (iddah) without renewing the marriage contract (aqd).

If the iddah finishes without taking her back, the marriage is considered to be terminated. If they wish to remarry, they can do so by performing the aqd again. 1


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Answered by Maulana Maruf Ahmed

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