Conditioning a divorce through social media

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Q. My ex-husband wants to contact me and my husband said to me that if I call, message or contact him through social media, I am divorced. Does this effect my marriage in any way?

A. The statement, “if you call, message or contact him (ex-husband) through social media, you are divorced” of a husband to his wife constitutes a conditional divorce (At-Talaaqul Muallaq). Accordingly, if you call, message or contact your ex-husband through social media, one revocable divorce (At-Talaaqur-Raj’ee) will take place.

In any case, if there is a need for your ex-husband to contact you, he may do so by contacting your husband. More so, there should be no contact between you and your ex-husband as he is now a non-Mahram (stranger) to you.

Allah Ta’ala Knows Best

Mufti Ismaeel Bassa

This answer was collected from TheMufti.com, which is a fatwa portal managed by Mufti Ismaeel Bassa from South Africa.