Talaaqs in the state of intoxication

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Q: I gave talaaq to my wife. I was drunk. Is it valid? After reading triple talaq” or pronouncing divorce three times in one sitting, is invalid Islamically and should be considered as one divorce only. Therefore this would be counted as one declaration of divorce by your husband. So you are still married. I am a bit worried because I cant remember anything. Please do let me know its urgent.


A: If one was drunk and he had issued talaaq to his wife, the talaaq is valid. If he had issued three talaaqs, the three talaaqs are valid and the nikaah has terminated.

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


Answered by:

Mufti Zakaria Makada

Checked & Approved:

Mufti Ebrahim Salejee (Isipingo Beach)

This answer was collected from, where the questions have been answered by Mufti Zakaria Makada (Hafizahullah), who is currently a senior lecturer in the science of Hadith and Fiqh at Madrasah Ta’leemuddeen, Isipingo Beach, South Africa.

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