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Husband Has Given His Wife Three Talaqs on SMS Over the Past Two Years

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Answered by: Alimah Umm Abdullah 


Without my parent’s knowledge, I had done hidden nikah in front of hafiz & we didn’t live together because we are waiting for his sister’s marriage. Past 2 yrs he gave me 3 talaqs on SMS in a different interval of the time period. Please guide me if halal is valid for me as my iddat period is over. We want to reunite back, as my husband has a short temper. Shall I nikah him or not?

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


Issuing three divorces separately, or together in one sitting is called Talaaqbid’ah. In the case of such a divorce being issued, separation will take place immediately between the husband and wife. They should separate immediately and the woman should observe iddat. [1]

As your husband issued 3 talaqs over SMS, your nikah is no longer valid. It is also not permissible to remarry him even after your iddat (waiting period) is over.

Only Allah Ta’ala knows best

Written by Alimah Umm Abdullah

Checked and approved by Mufti Mohammed Tosir Miah

Darul Ifta Birmingham


وَالْبِدْعِيُّ ثَلَاثٌ مُتَفَرِّقَةٌ أَوْ ثِنْتَانِ بِمَرَّةٍ أَوْ مَرَّتَيْنفِي طُهْرٍ وَاحِدٍ (لَا رَجْعَةَ فِيهِ

)ردالمختارج ٣ص٢٣٢(

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