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Did I Accidentally Divorce My Wife?

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Q: During a fierce argument with my wife, in the condition of extreme anger, I told her that I give you talaaq for one time. Later after about two months, again during extreme anger and in a hot argument I pronounced the word talaaq again two times. During both events, it was only me a my wife and no witness was there. Please advise if talaaq has happened.


A: Once the words of talaaq are pronounced, the talaaq it is valid regardless of whether it was issued in the state of anger or not. Hence, since you had issued three talaaqs in total (the first talaaq during the first argument and the remaining two talaaqs during the second argument), the nikaah has terminated. It is no longer permissible for you both to continue living together.

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 MuftiOnline.co.za, 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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