Q: My question is about talaq. I have been a serious mental patient for last three years. Nowadays I am a little bit normal by some wazeefa and medicines. Three years ago I had too much waswasa and mental illness. There was too much pressure and mental error in my mind. 24 hours my mind was busy in unnecessary and unintentionally waswasa and mental thinking. What came in my mind, I would repeat it many times because of waswasa and mental illness. When I looked at something like name of someone then I looked at for long time because of too much waswasa. When I touched something then I touched it many times because of waswasa and mental pressure. I had also this problem while ablution and I washed one organ many times because of waswasa.I had also this problem in reciting Holy Quran and in my study. I read one word many times and looked at for a long time. What came in my mind, I would not be relaxed until I repeated it verbally many times. I was always talking to myself. My mental disease was too much serious and unintentionally that I could not stop and control it and if I did not do some wazeefa and medicines, I would loss my sense. Two years ago for the reason of leaving waswasa and mental thinking because I could not stop it I said with myself these words. ( “If I have waswasa and mental thinking INTENTIONALLY, my wife will be divorced on me” ) After that I did not think INTENTIONALLY but I could not stop it and waswasa came to my mind UNINTENTIONALLY because It was a serious problem and I had too much mental pressure that automatically waswasa and mental thinking was coming to my mind UNINTENTIONALLY. Now I have too much doubt that Talaq is valid for not valid?
A: What was done within your mind is not counted as talaaq.
And Allah Ta’ala (الله تعالى) knows best.
Mufti Ebrahim Salejee (Isipingo Beach)