Q: A person was going to give his wife a divorce and the imam had prepared a divorce certificate from which he was supposed to read “I give my wife a talaq ba’in”. However when he read it, he misprounced “ba’in” and instead said “I give my wife a talaq bayyin”. Therefore the imam asked him to repeat the statement with proper pronunciation whereupon he properly said “I give my wife a talaq ba’in”. Did one or two divorces take place?
A: If he was intending the first one then it is just one.
And Allah Ta’ala (الله تعالى) knows best.
Mufti Ebrahim Salejee (Isipingo Beach)