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If the Husband Said “I’ll Divorce You Right Now”

Answered by: Maulana Nazrul Islam


About a year or so ago my wife and I had an argument. It became very heated and to threaten her I said “I’ll divorce you” or I might have said, “I’ll divorce you right now”. I clearly remember I said this as a threat as in I meant to say “I can give a divorce right now” but in my anger, I said it as I will give divorce. I did not have the intention of actually giving the divorce.

Will divorce take place in this instance?


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


If the statement of divorce was connected to the past like “I’ve divorced you yesterday” etc. then divorce has taken place.

In the scenario mentioned above, the marriage is valid and Talaq did not take place. (1)

We should take the matter of Talaq with seriousness and not utter divorce-related things when we argue.

Only Allah knows best.

Written by Maulana Nazrul Islam

Checked and approved by Mufti Mohammed Tosir Miah

Darul Ifta Birmingham

(1)وإنْ دَخَلَتْ عَلى الزَّمانِ فَإنْ كانَ ماضِيًا يَقَعُ الطَّلاقُ فِي الحالِ نَحْوُ أنْ يَقُولَ أنْتِ طالِقٌ فِي الأمْسِ أوْ فِي العامِ الماضِي لِأنَّ إنْشاءَ الطَّلاقِ فِي الزَّمانِ الماضِي لا يُتَصَوَّرُ فَيُجْعَلُ إخْبارًا أوْ تَلْغُو الإضافَةُ إلى الماضِي ويَبْقى قَوْلُهُ أنْتِ طالِقٌ فَ

يَقَعُ فِي الحالِ وكَذَلِكَ إذا كانَ حاضِرًا بِأنْ قالَ أنْتِ طالِقٌ فِي هَذا الوَقْتِ أوْ فِي هَذِهِ السّاعَةِ يَقَعُ فِي الحالِ، وإنْ كانَ مُسْتَقْبَلًا لا يَقَعُ حَتّى يَأْتِيَ بِأنْ قالَ أنْتِ طالِقٌ فِي غَدٍ أوْ فِي الشَّهْرِ الآتِي لِأنَّ الطَّلاقَ يَحْتَمِلُ الِاخْتِصاصَ بِوَقْتٍ دُونَ وقْتٍ فَإذا جُعِلَ الغَدُ ظَرْفًا لَهُ لا يَقَعُ قَبْلَهُ

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