Q: A husband lives in an Arab country where he gives three talaaqs to his wife in one sitting. The judge in the country’s Sharia court rules that this is counted as one single talaaq (based on the fatwa of Ibn Taymiyah and certain other scholars). Should the husband accept this ruling based on the principle حكم الحاكم يرفع الخلاف (“the ruling of the judge will dispel the differences”) even though he himself is a Hanafi, and thus will he have the possibility to remarry his divorced wife since this is what the court ruled?
And Allah Ta’ala (الله تعالى) knows best.
Mufti Zakaria Makada
Checked & Approved:
Mufti Ebrahim Salejee (Isipingo Beach)