Q: Wife requested khula and handed husband the mahr. Husband took mahr and stated he don’t give khula. Couple is not staying together and husband sold mahr. They not together now for 5 months. Did khula take place?
A: If the understanding was that she must return the mahr for her separation then the khula has taken place.
And Allah Ta’ala (الله تعالى) knows best.
Mufti Ebrahim Salejee (Isipingo Beach)