Q: I am married since 2 years. My husband lives in Saudi from the past 1 year. My marital relation is very good Alhamdulillah. Before 3 months, we fought on a phone call and in very extreme anger my husband uttered 3 times “TALAQ”. Then after that he felt very sorry and told me that I don’t want to leave you. He repented a lot. After 2 days when this happened he said, I don’t remember anything that I had spoken. He is totally denying that I have not used those words. But I am 100% sure he uttered that 3 words of Talaq. Now my question is: 1. Does talaq take place in this case? Because here at my place, everyone says that only the husband’s statement is considered. If, I say that I heard 3 words completely, then as a female my statement is not valid and talaq does not take place. Please answer me with regards to this.
And Allah Ta’ala (الله تعالى) knows best.
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.