Q: I am living in USA with my parents now. I was married in UK in 2004 and I have two kids with my wife. In 2012 suddenly I went ill and was diagnosed with schizophrenia and bi polar. Since then I am suffering with it. I been in and out from hospitals since then. I was getting psychosis episodes, we got separated couple of times since then, in 2015 I wrote and sent first written divorce to my wife and then second written divorce, and made rujju after that, so I didn’t have the third divorce, but then later in 2015 in October when I was suffering with the same illness. I was getting messages through other people like in my mind, that my wife don’t want to live with me, and sent a message to her with divorce, and text her divorce couple of times again. I was not simply well that time and was in my psychosis episode that time. So can this my last message of divorce via text message in which I said I divorce you many times, so can it be void and can we live back together even after two written divorce and ruju if I accept? Can we live back again together after that, because I only have two divorce to her, but I am looking to get fatwa if my last message of text divorce, which I wrote to her many times, can it be void due to my illness. It was like some one said some thing about some one else, and I took it on me, as like its a message from God through him to me so I text her divorce many times. Is there any way my text messages divorce can be void and not valid in my condition, and with still two written divorce and ruju avoiding those last text messages divorce, can we live back again together?
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.