Q: How does one determine that a person issued a particular type of talaaq to his wife. If a talaaq is used as ‘I divorce you’ how does the poor wife know if this is a talaaq-e-raj’ee (revocable talaaq) or talaaq-baain (irrevocable talaaq). Does it depend on the intention in the heart of the husband and if so how does the wife know which type of talaaq is issued?
A: Clear words of divorce will construe a raj`ee talaaq.
And Allah Ta’ala (الله تعالى) knows best.
Mufti Ebrahim Salejee (Isipingo Beach)