Does talaaq take place through saying “I do not have a wife”
Q: Please help me. Once one of my friend’s said “Do you have a wife? and I said “I don’t have a wife, we have gone our separate ways” (meaning I left her but I never had any intention of divorcing my wife. The only reason why I said this is because I didn’t want them to know my business but I quickly changed my statement and said “Yes I have a wife” but all I wanted was them not to know my business. Is this divorce?
A: If you did not intend talaaq at the time of uttering the statement, no talaaq has taken place.
And Allah Ta’ala (الله تعالى) knows best.
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