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Witnesses for khula’

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Q: I have been separated for 4 months and my ex husband as agreed to grant me khula. But I have been told that I need to have witnesses present at the time of requesing and/or the request needed to come from an aalim and not me, thus making my khula invalid.

With my ex husband already granting me separation/annulment of the marriage, is there anything else I need to do? Is the Khula valid? 


A: If he gave it then it is valid.

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


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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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