Talaaq of a person who is not in his senses

Q: I have a question about divorce. My husband is a high blood pressure patient and nowadays he is suffering from facial paralysis and a heart problem as well. So when his BP shoots, he is not even in his senses. He pronounced divorce four times in that stream anger and high BP and when he found me weeping then he realised that he was out of senses and pronounced that word. I am very upset please guide me.


A: If your husband issued the talaaq in the state that he was not in his senses, and he did not know what he was saying at all (like a person who speaks in his sleep), then the talaaq will not be valid.

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


Answered by:

Mufti Zakaria Makada

Checked & Approved:

Mufti Ebrahim Salejee (Isipingo Beach)