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Three Talaqs at Once

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Shortened Question:

Talaq written three times.


As salamu alaikum, I was married to my husband for 8 months and we had a few arguments and family problems. Later on I asked him for divorce and three weeks later I was at my parents and he sent a letter writing talak 3 times. He did not know at that time that one (1) divorce is enough. Is this still counted as 3 talaks?


In the Name of Allah, the Most Gracious, the Most Merciful.

As-salāmu ‘alaykum wa-rahmatullāhi wa-barakātuh.

The three written divorces issued by your husband are valid and will constitute talaq-e-mugallazah (a permanently irrevocable divorce).[1]

The nikah has been severed and you are no longer husband and wife.

And Allah Ta’āla Knows Best

Mufti Saeed Ahmed Golaub

Islamic Solutions


[1]:باب إيقاع الطلاق

” الطلاق على ضربين صريح وكناية فالصريح قوله أنت طالق ومطلقة وطلقتك فهذا يقع به الطلاق الرجعي ” لأن هذه الألفاظ تستعمل في الطلاق ولا تستعمل في غيره فكان صريحا وأنه يعقب الرجعة بالنص ” ولا يفتقر إلى النية ” لأنه صريح فيه لغلبة الاستعمال ” وكذا إذا نوى الإبانة ” لأنه قصد تنجيز ما علقه الشرع بانقضاء العدة فيرد عليه. الهداية في شرح بداية المبتدي (1 / 225)

This answer was collected from IslamicSolutions.org, which is operated by Mufti Saeed Ahmed Golaub from Jamaica. He’s a student of Mufti Ebrahim Desai (rah) from South Africa.

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