Answered by Shaykh Faraz Rabbani
Can agreeing & signing for khula’ result in all talaqs (unknowingly)?
Me & my husband had a strong conflict, for which I asked khula. He clearly stated (my father is a witness too) that I am not giving you talaq, but if your happiness is in taking khula from me, then I’ll sign the necessary docs for it. This was the agreement between us & families. But the khula form had three lines in the end of form written as I name talaq my wife name. He only signed the documents with respect to our conversation that it’s a khula & not divorce. Please guide us if this is one talaq or all three?
I hope you’re doing well, insha’Allah.
Once the khula is actually given, it counts as one irrevocable divorce–not as three. [Mawsuli, al-Ikhtiyar Sharh al-Mukhtar; Maydani, al-Lubab fi Sharh al-Kitab]
Discussions of khula don’t constitute khula nor divorce.
May Allah facilitate all ways of good for you.
[Shaykh] Faraz Rabbani
Shaykh Faraz Rabbani spent ten years studying with some of the leading scholars of recent times, first in Damascus and then in Amman, Jordan. His teachers include the foremost theologian of recent times in Damascus, the late Shaykh Adib al-Kallas (may Allah have mercy on him), as well as his student Shaykh Hassan al-Hindi, one of the leading Hanafi fuqaha of the present age. He returned to Canada in 2007, where he founded SeekersGuidance in order to meet the urgent need to spread Islamic knowledge–both online and on the ground–in a reliable, relevant, inspiring, and accessible manner. He is the author of Absolute Essentials of Islam: Faith, Prayer, and the Path of Salvation According to the Hanafi School (White Thread Press, 2004.) Since 2011, Shaykh Faraz has been named one of the 500 most influential Muslims by the Royal Islamic Strategic Studies Center