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.
Mufti Ebrahim Salejee (Isipingo Beach)