Telling one’s wife “I will divorce you”

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Q: My spouse and I had a severe argument and in anger and anguish without realizing I said to her I will divorce you. When I came back to my senses I realized what mistake I made since it wasn’t my intention but she abused my mother and I completely lost it.

Last year we had few fights and I had said this twice but she has always stopped me but I am not sure if divorce is done or not. If it has, is there a way out of this since I wasn’t in my senses.


A: It has not taken place.

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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