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Verbally revoking a divorce

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Q: Is intercourse necessary for revoking divorce after one talaaq or if only true intention for keeping one’s wife even if saying it verbally counts? As wife was away and could not come back due to limited number of flights during three menstrual cycles.


A: A verbal retraction is sufficient. A verbal retraction means that you inform her that you have revoked the talaaq. Only making an intention in the heart is not considered as rujoo.

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.

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