Fatwa: # 30327
Category: Divorce (Talaaq)
Country: United Kingdom
Date: 29th March 2019

Title

“tumey chorta hoon”, does this statement constitute talaq?

Question

Asalamualikum  my husband said in fight( bas mein tumey chorta hoon) thats it I'm leaving you.he said few time I dont remember.but when asked by my dad he denies it saying I cant remember if he has said it and also says if he did say it that time his intention was not what my wife thought. he was angry.so plz can u help me.does it mean its over?.plz help

Answer

In the Name of Allah, the Most Gracious, the Most Merciful.

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

Dear Brother,

In principle, if the husband uses ambiguous words to issue divorce then the divorce will depend on his intention.

“bas mein tumey chorta hoon” are ambiguous words. Therefore, if your husband had intention to issue divorce, then one irrevocable divorce will occur.

Your husband denies the issuance of divorce; hence his intention is clear that he had no intention to give talaq. Therefore, your marriage is intact.

And Allah Ta’āla Knows Best

Tareque Ahmed

Student Darul Iftaa
New York, USA

Checked and Approved by,
Mufti Ebrahim Desai.

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اللباب في شرح الكتاب (3/ 41)

والضرب الثاني: الكنايات، ولا يقع بها الطلاق إلا بنيةٍ أو دلالةٍ حالٍ. وهي على ضربين منها ثلاثة ألفاظٍ يقع بها الطلاق الرجعي ولا يقع بها إلا واحدةٌ، وهي قوله: اعتدى، واستبرئي رحمك... مثل قوله: أنت بائنٌ، وبتةٌ، وبتلةٌ، وحرامٌ، وحبلك على غاربك، والحقي بأهلك، وخليةٌ، وبريةٌ، ووهبتك لأهلك، وسرحتك، وفارقتك، وأنت حرةٌ

الجوهرة النيرة على مختصر القدوري (2/ 34)

قوله (والضرب الثاني الكنايات لا يقع بها الطلاق إلا بنية أو دلالة حال) ؛ لأنها تحتمل الطلاق وغيره فلا بد من النية أو الدلالة

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