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Drug addict issuing talaaq in anger

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Q: Want to ask if a man is really really angry and he is a drug addict. In bad anger he doesn’t know what he is doing. Then he say 2 talak to woman and woman didn’t hear it. Some family member heard it, then what? Man is fully on heroin for the last 20 years and he said it in anger. It was bad anger. After we mention it to him that he said that, he said that he doesn’t know. Is it acceptable or not? 


A: If he issued the talaaq, the talaaq is valid.

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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