Q: My sister has been in an emotionally and verbally abusive relationship for the past 7 years. Her husband recently asked her to leave and wants nothing to do with her. She left with her 3 children. Now he refuses to give her talaq out of spite and wanting to maintain control of her. Does the fact that he asked her to leave constitute a valid talaaq?
And Allah Ta’ala (الله تعالى) knows best.
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.