Does talaaq take place through separation?

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Q: My husband has decided to separate from me for two months. I am staying with my mum. What are the rules of separation. I have tried calling my husband to speak to him. Is this permissible? He doesn’t want to answer. I think he is under the impression that we’re not allowed to have any contact with one another.


A: As long as he does not issue the talaaq, you are still his wife. Mere separation does not cause the nikaah to terminate.

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


Answered by:

Mufti Zakaria Makada

Checked & Approved:

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.