Is a revoked talaaq counted from amongst the three talaaqs?

Q: My husband divorced me a second time and as I asked him that this is your last attempt, If you divorce me a third time, it will be done. But he says that when I  divorced you first time and made rajoo to you within the idaah period, it is finished. My question is that how many attempts can a husband make for divorce to his wife even if he reconciles and if he reconciles within the iddah period, does his attempt of divorce finish and not count next time?

Bismillaah

A: It is three. The one that he made rujoo of is also counted.

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

 

Answered by:

Mufti Ebrahim Salejee (Isipingo Beach)