Will divorce take place if one tells someone that he will divorce his wife?

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Q: Please advise if talaaq takes place in the following incidents:

1. Telling my wife that we will get divorced.

2. Telling my brother in law and wife that I have decided (meaning that I have decided that I want to and will divorce my wife).

3. Telling my father in law that my wife and I both decided that it is best for us to get divorced.

4. Telling my mother that there’s no other option (meaning that there’s no other option for my wife and I other than getting divorced)



1. No.

2. No.

3. No.

4. No

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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