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Giving one’s wife the right to divorce

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Q: My husband texted me that he is giving me the authority to make khula..and he also told me that I am free to fly ..when I asked him if he meant divorce by it..he said he meant i am free to choose between staying or leaving.. has the divorce taken place?

Bismillaah

A: If he has given you the right of khula then he has given you the right to divorce yourself for an exchange like the mahr etc. Hence, if you do accept this, this will amount to a divorce.

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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