Giving talaaq in the state of depression

Answered according to Hanafi Fiqh by Muftionline.co.za

Q: I have a husband who suffers from anxiety and depression. So he has his highs and his lows. I just want to know since he is mentally unstable does he has the right to issue talaaq because when he in a depressive state I am always threatened with talaq. He is on medication for his illness.

Bismillaah

A: The talaaq will be valid.

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

 

Answered by:

Mufti Ebrahim Salejee (Isipingo Beach)

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