Wife telling the husband “I am divorcing you”

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Q: I would like to know, if the wife tells you in front of the children, I am divorcing you, what are the consequences?


A: There is no consequence. The wife does not have the right at all to issue a divorce.

And Allah Ta’ala (الله تعالى) knows best.


Answered by:

Mufti Ebrahim Salejee (Isipingo Beach)

This answer was collected from, 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.

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