Fatwa: # 17982
Category: Divorce (Talaaq)
Country: Pakistan
Date: 25th May 2009

Title

My question is this that have these words constituted any Shar'ree Talaaq or not?

Question

One day in a fight with my wife when she said that  she is going to leave me and will not come back again, I said her in anger " Ok alright you may go let me leave you & your brother will marry you somewhere else" in Urdu " Chalo dhed hai mai tumhe chor deta hon tumhare bhai tumhari kahi aur shaadi kara dendge" I said these words in complete control of myself though in anger without the intention of divorcing my wife.

I also said these words on other occasion but in normal mood without divorcing my wife.

My question is this that have these words constituted any Shar'ree Talaaq or not?  Your early response would be appreciated.

Answer

In the name of Allah, Most Gracious, Most Merciful

Assalaamu `alaykum waRahmatullahi Wabarakatuh

 

The words you have used are ambiguous (Kinaayah). If a kinaayah word was used to issue a Talaaq, it will not constitute a Talaaq unless the intention of Talaaq was made. If the intention of talaaq was made, one Irrevocable Talaaq will take place and if 3 Talaaqs were intended, 3 will take place.

قوله تقع واحدة بلا نية ) لأن تزوجي قرينة ، فإن نوى الثلاث فثلاث بزازية ، ويخالفه ما في شرح الجامع الصغير لقاضي خان : ولو قال اذهبي فتزوجي وقال لم أنو الطلاق لا يقع شيء لأن معناه إن أمكنك ا هـ إلا أن يفرق بين الواو والفاء وهو بعيد هنا بحر ، على أن تزوجي كناية مثل اذهبي فيحتاج إلى النية فمن أين صار قرينة على إرادة الطلاق باذهبي مع أنه مذكور بعده والقرينة لا بد أن تتقدم كما يعلم مما مر في اعتدي ثلاثا فالأوجه ما في شرح الجامع ، ولا فرق بين الواو والفاء ، ويؤيده ما في الذخيرة اذهبي وتزوجي لا يقع إلا بالنية وإن نوى فهي واحدة بائنة ، وإن نوى الثلاث فثلاث
(Raddul Muhtaar vol.3 pg314, HM Saeed)
(Fatawa Darul Uloom Deoband vol 9 pg 452, Darul Ishāat) 

 

 

And Allah knows best 

 

Checked and Approved by:

Mufti Ebrahim Desai
Darul Iftaa

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