Talaq Query

Talaq Query


Salam alaykummolanasb,

I was wondering if you could let me know if divorce has taken place here. It is very urgent.

Yesterday, my wife and I were arguing over something and in the middle of the argument I said the following: ‘I will divorce you’. By saying this I did not intend divorce.

Does talak/divorce occur? I only said it once.



In the name of Allah, Most Compassionate, Most Merciful,

As-salāmu ‘alaykum wa-rahmatullāhi wa-barakātuh.

Brother Mahbub,

The statement: “I will divorce you” is merely a threat to divorce and an intention to give divorce in the future. Accordingly, in the enquired situation, the divorce does not take place.[i]

Brother, it is imperative that a person be wary of the things he utters regardless of any emotions he may be experiencing. He should be careful not to say such things that he may regret later. 

And Allah Ta’āla Knows Best

Hammad Ibn Ismail Jogiat

Student - Darul Iftaa

Cambridge, Ontario, Canada

Checked and Approved by,

Mufti Ebrahim Desai.

الدر المختار وحاشية ابن عابدين (رد المحتار) (3/ 248)[i]

(قوله وما بمعناها من الصريح) أي مثل ما سيذكره من نحو: كوني طالقا واطلقي ويا مطلقة بالتشديد، وكذا المضارع إذا غلب في الحال مثل أطلقك كما في البحر.

الفتاوى الهندية (1/ 384)

في المحيط لو قال بالعربية أطلق لا يكون طلاقا إلا إذا غلب استعماله للحال فيكون طلاقا

احسن الفتاوى (5/ 148)

صیغہ مستقبل سے طلاق نہیں ہوتی