Suspending talaaq without the intention of talaaq

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Q: My wife lives with our kids in our home country in the upper portion of the house while my parents and younger sisiter stay in the lower portion. I live in some other country. There were alot of conflicts between my wife and parents. One day, I asked my wife to stop going downstairs to avoid any further arguments. I threatened her by saying that if she goes down, our relation will be over without any intention of divorcing her. She asked me about going downstairs to use washroom to wash our baby which I allowed her. She went down, washed the baby and use one of the room to change the baby’s diaper many times after that. When I went home, she sat many timmes with me downstairs. Things got normal after a few days and my wife made up with my parents. She also started going down to speak to them. However, she did not ask me before going down and I have no problem with that. Is there anything wrong we have done? 


A: No divorce has taken place.

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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