Category: Divorce (Talaaq)
Fatwa#: 37940
Asked Country: South Africa

Answered Date: Apr 13,2017

Title: Wife asked for a talaaq. Husband said ''ok take your talaaq I've tried hard''. Does it count?


Wife asked for a talaaq. Husband said ''ok take your talaaq I've tried hard''. Does it count or does he still have to give it and say I talaaq u.


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

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

In principle, issuing a Talaq is not restricted to the words “I divorce you.”

In the enquired situation one revocable Talaq (rajiy) has taken place.[i] The iddah of the wife has commenced from the time the words were uttered. However the husband can verbally retract the wife back into the Nikah if her iddah period has not expired which is three menstrual periods. After the iddah, the Nikah is broken and they can only get back together after a new Nikah has been performed.[ii]

And Allah Ta’āla Knows Best

Imran Patel

Student Darul Iftaa



Checked and Approved by,
Mufti Ebrahim Desai.







\ النهر الفائق شرح كنز الدقائق (2/ 322)

وأقول: عبارة القدروي فالصريح قوله أنت طالق غلى آخره وقوله أنت الطلاق إلى آخره وحينئذ فلا يرد عليه ما ذكر, وقوله في (البحر): أن منه شئت ورضيت طلاقك ووهبته لك وكذا أودعتك ورهنتك وخذي طلاقك في الأصح ولا يفتقر إلى قولها أخذت كما في (البزازية)


المحيط البرهاني في الفقه النعماني (3/ 210)

إذا قال: خذي طلاقك يقع


الفتاوى الهندية (11/ 194)

إذَا طَلَّقَ الرَّجُلُ امْرَأَتَهُ طَلَاقًا بَائِنًا أَوْ رَجْعِيًّا أَوْ ثَلَاثًا أَوْ وَقَعَتْ الْفُرْقَةُ بَيْنَهُمَا بِغَيْرِ طَلَاقٍ وَهِيَ حُرَّةٌ مِمَّنْ تَحِيضُ فَعِدَّتُهَا ثَلَاثَةُ أَقْرَاءٍ سَوَاءٌ كَانَتْ الْحُرَّةُ مُسْلِمَةً أَوْ كِتَابِيَّةً كَذَا فِي السِّرَاجِ الْوَهَّاجِ .

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