Issuing talaaq in the absence of the wife

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Q: We got our younger brother married to our cousin and rukhsati was not held. Now a clash came between both families. Now tell me if my brother gives divorce in front of us not in front of his wife, then will the divorce be valid or not?


A: If he issues a talaaq, the talaaq will be valid.

And Allah Ta’ala (الله تعالى) knows best.


Answered by:

Mufti Zakaria Makada

Checked & Approved:

Mufti Ebrahim Salejee (Isipingo Beach)

This answer was collected from, where the questions have been answered by Mufti Zakaria Makada (Hafizahullah), who is currently a senior lecturer in the science of Hadith and Fiqh at Madrasah Ta’leemuddeen, Isipingo Beach, South Africa.

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