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Divorce in one sitting

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Aoa.. my husband divorce me thrice in one sitting and as it was a secret nikkah (which is so wrong) so there was no paper work included.. so after this we stopped talking and after a year girl got married somewhere else.. now in some discussion with someone she gets to know that divorce in not valid in state of menses.. the problems is now both the guy and girl can’t remember if she was on menses or not. What step should a girl take now?
Should she take divorce again and re marry with her husband?

Answer

Wa’alaykum as Salam wa rahmatullahi wa barakatuhu,

Divorce issued whilst the wife is in menses is valid and binding.

In this case, the woman who was divorced does not have to do anything. She can remain in her second wedlock, and does not have to return to her first husband.

And Allaah Ta’aala knows best

Wassalaam,

Ismail Moosa (Mufti)

References

وإذا طلق الرجل امرأته في حالة الحيض وقع الطلاق ” لأن النهي عنه لمعنى في غيره وهو ما ذكرناه فلا ينعدم مشروعيته ” ويستحب له أن يراجعها ” لقوله عليه الصلاة والسلام لعمر ” مر ابنك فليراجعها وقد طلقها في حالة الحيض ” وهذا يفيد الوقوع والحث على الرجعة ثم الاستحباب قول بعض المشايخ والأصح أنه واجب عملا بحقيقة الأمر ورفعا للمعصية بالقدر الممكن برفع أثره وهو العدة ودفعا لضرر تطويل العدة  (الهداية في شرح بداية المبتدي (1/ 223)

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