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Divorce via text messages

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Q: My husband said several times that he wants to divorce me and wants to leave me… He said “you are divorced at this point” I am sending you divorce papers… I am done with you… I don’t want to live with you… Am I divorced? He texted me all that. He is in Canada I am in Pakistan.


A: Yes, you are divorced.

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 MuftiOnline.co.za, 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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