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Signing talaaq papers

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Q: When I married second time, my first wife demanded a divorce even after having three children. I didn’t agree to divorce her but due to some circumtances her father hired a lawyer and got affidavit and stamp for divorce and demanded me to sign over the stamp. I had to sign on the papers. They left all three children with me. Since then, 8 monts have been passed and my ex wife wants to remarry me for the sake of our lovely children. I never said talaq three times to her but when I was signing the papers there was a thing in my mind that my divorce is happening. Is my ex wife halal for me? If not,0 what is the shariya law to remarry her?


A: If the signature was for one talaaq then only one talaaq has taken place. You still have the right to remarry her.

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

Answered by:

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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