Q: I need to know an answer about talaaq for my wife. What happened was I said you accept me with my other wife or you want to take talaaq and she said yes I want to take talaaq, then I said ok talaq talaq talaq, then after she said ok it’s done and she started crying and then I said oh what you think it’s just simple like this talaq talaq talaq and it’s done? No we need witnesses and stuff. But first time I said three talaaqs was to her. Second
time which I said it was to explain that talaq three times like this wouldn’t count. Is the first time I gave talaaq counted?
A: The three talaaqs are counted and the nikaah has terminated. It is no longer permissible for you both to continue living together.
And Allah Ta’ala (الله تعالى) knows best.
Mufti Zakaria Makada
Checked & Approved:
Mufti Ebrahim Salejee (Isipingo Beach)