Category: Divorce (Talaaq)
Fatwa#: 39082
Asked Country: Australia

Answered Date: Oct 07,2017

Title: Does waswasa constitute talaq?


AssalamoAlaikum The wife has lots of waswasas and having bad thoughts without intention which is causing lots of stress. 1. If a wife thinks in mind that if her husband says yes to general question asked by her which is not related to divorce may constitute divorce ( she thinks in her mind and husband is unaware of those thoughts in wife's mind. Wife also doesn't have intention of seeking divorce, just having bad thoughts) does it constitute divorce? Note that husband has no ideas of thoughts in wife's mind and never said directly or indirectly words relating to divorce. Its just wife's waswasas which she denies in mind. She thinks if he says yes to general questions the divorce may take place only because of bad thoughts abt divorce comes to her mind. From the research on internet I have found that wife's intention doesnot matter the right is with the husband not wife. 2. Does researching about divorce relating matters to get answers to questions in mind cause divorce? JazakAllah khair


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

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

The right of divorce belongs to the husband. If the husband says yes to something the wife’s interpretation of divorce is her waswasa. That does not constitute divorce.[1] The wife should avoid the waswasa and also seek medical help. When she experiences waswasa, she should recite: 

أعوذ بكلمات الله التامات من شر ما خلق


'A'udhu bikalimat-illahit-tammati min sharri ma khalaqa


I seek refuge with the Perfect Words of Allah from the evil of what He has created



لاَ حَوْلَ وَلاَ قُوَّةَ إِلاَّ بِاللَّه


 La hawla wa la quwwata illa billah


 There is no power and no strength except with Allah.

And Allah Ta’āla Knows Best

Ridwaan Ibn Khalid Esmail [Kasak]

Student Darul Iftaa
Katete, Zambia

Checked and Approved by,
Mufti Ebrahim Desai.

[1] الدر المختار وحاشية ابن عابدين (رد المحتار) (3/ 230)

[ركن الطلاق]

(قوله وركنه لفظ مخصوص) هو ما جعل دلالة على معنى الطلاق من صريح أو كناية

الناشر: دار الفكر-بيروت


حاشية الطحطاوي على مراقي الفلاح شرح نور الإيضاح (ص: 219)

لو أجرى الطلاق على قلبه وحرك لسانه من غير تلفظ يسمع لا يقع

الناشر: دار الكتب العلمية بيروت – لبنان


الدر المختار وحاشية ابن عابدين (رد المحتار) (3/ 230)

من تشاجر مع زوجته فأعطاها ثلاثة أحجار ينوي الطلاق ولم يذكر لفظا لا صريحا ولا كناية لا يقع عليه

الناشر: دار الفكر-بيروت


الدر المختار وحاشية ابن عابدين (رد المحتار) (3/ 250)

حققه في النهر، احترازا عما لو كرر مسائل الطلاق بحضرتها، أو كتب ناقلا من كتاب امرأتي طالق مع التلفظ، أو حكى يمين غيره فإنه لا يقع أصلا ما لم يقصد زوجته،

الناشر: دار الفكر-بيروت


امداد الاحکام 438/2

وقوع طلاق کے لۓ الفاظ طلاق پر تلفظ شرط ہے منہ بند کرکے جو زبان کو حرکت دی گئ وہ تلفظ نہیں

ناشر:مکتبہ دار العلوم کراچی


فتاوی محمودیہ 249/12

اگر زبان سے طلاق کا لفظ اس طرح کہا کہ سنا نہ جاۓ ،صرف زبان متحرک ہوئ تو اس سے طلاق نہیں ہوئ

ناشر: جامعہ فاروقیہ


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