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Khula Letter: Does Written Consent End a Marriage?

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Q: A woman had sent a khula letter on a 100 rupees stamp paper written by a moulana to her husband witnessed by her sister and brother stating that she needs khula, upon receiving the husband signed the document writing that he is giving divorce and willing to release her with out taking any Mahr amount or what so ever. Will this end the marriage or the husband should pronounce talaaq in front of witnesses to end the marriage. Just upon receiving the written consent papers can the woman marry another person.


A: If he wrote wrote the talaaq, the talaaq is valid. The woman should sit in iddat. After the completion of the iddat, it will be permissible for her to marry.

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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