Being forced to issue talaaq

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Q: After a serious fight between my parents and relatives and my inlaws, my husband was forced to give talaq to me while I was in a different city. He was told that I asked him for divorce. While I didnt know anything what was happening there. It was told by my parents to ask for divorce. My husband refused to give talaq for first four days then he just gave it forcefully when he was blackmailed by my uncle that he will bring some guys to beat him or from court he will do some fight process and second lie he told him that I cannot go to Saudia without having divorce papers it is necessary. My parents lives here in Saudi and they lied about this. With that fear of being beaten by those guys or for my sake that Ive asked for it so that I could go easily with my 8 months daughter, he signed the papers without even reading it without intentions. He just had a thought while signing that Allah you are watching it that I am not willing to give plz help me.. Then he signed and cried alot. In short, we both were lied to about each other. He didnt know this was happening and he didnt even want divorce and he was told that your wife is asking for it. On the other hand I was told that he gave you divorce by his will. Is this divorce valid?


A: It is invalid.

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


Answered by:

Mufti Ebrahim Salejee (Isipingo Beach)

This answer was collected from, 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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