The number of talaaq decreasing despite revoking the talaaq

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Q: I had pronounced the first talaaq as a warning to my wife but then revoked it. My friend says that though my talaaq is valid, it will not count as the first talaaq because I have revoked it. Please inform me if after revoking the talaaq, do I still have three talaaqs or I only have two talaaqs remaining.


A: This is not correct. Through you revoking the talaaq, your wife will enter into your nikaah, however you will only have two talaaqs remaining.

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

عن أنس بن سيرين قال سمعت ابن عمر قال طلق ابن عمر امرأته وهي حائض فذكر عمر للنبي صلى الله عليه وسلم فقال ليراجعها قلت تحتسب قال فمه (صحيح البخاري #5252)

فتاوى رحيمية 6/ 399

أحسن الفتاوى 5/ 158

Answered by:

Mufti Zakaria Makada

Checked & Approved:

Mufti Ebrahim Salejee (Isipingo Beach)