Suspending talaaq upon the wife coming to the UK

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Q: My husband gave me first talaq in 2005 when I was in UK with him. He sent me to Pakistan a year ago and gave me 2 conditional talaqs, which he said would become valid in case I travelled to UK with out his permission. The exact words he used in his email were ‘I give you two conditional talaaqs. It means that the moment you set foot on the soil of UK, or republic of ireland these will automatically become valid till I take it back’. Now he has asked his father to buy me the tickets for UK along with my 2 children. My question is, can I travel back to UK as his wife or does he have to say that he takes me back as his wife and I can come to UK via email or through any one else. I hope I made my question clear to you.


A: Upon reaching UK the two talaaqs will be valid. Thereafter you will not be able to get back to him as this divorce is irrevocable.

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


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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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