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?
A: It is three. The one that he made rujoo of is also counted.
And Allah Ta’ala (الله تعالى) knows best.
Mufti Ebrahim Salejee (Isipingo Beach)