Category: Divorce (Talaaq)
Fatwa#: 39155
Asked Country: Australia

Answered Date: Sep 20,2017

Title: Uncertainty regarding divorce.


URGENT AssalamoAlaikum I asked these questions 2 weeks ago and still waiting for reply. I am posting my question again here. A 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 which is not related to divorce will 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. 2. Does researching about divorce relating matters cause divorce. JazakAllah khair


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

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

The above situations do not constitute Talāq.

One should ignore any sort of imaginary whisperings (waswasaa) as it is from the devil. Do not pay attention to it. Instead, think positively as Allah has not made marriage a relationship of doubt and misery. Rather, Allah has made marriage a relationship of love and understanding.

Make it a habit to recite,

أعوذ بكلمات الله التامات من شر ما خلق

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

لاَ حَوْلَ وَلاَ قُوَّةَ إِلاَّ بِاللَّه 

(There is no power and no strength except with Allah).

Alternatively, it would be advisable for you to consult with your doctor and take appropriate medication as it has been proven to be successful in solving many such cases.


And Allah Ta’āla Knows Best

Huzaifah Deedat

Student Darul Iftaa
Lusaka, Zambia

Checked and Approved by,
Mufti Ebrahim Desai.



النتف في الفتاوى للسغدي- مؤسسة الرسالة (1/ 327)

وَقسم مِنْهَا يصدق الرجل فِيهِ على اي وَجه كَانَ ان كَانَ فِي حَال الرِّضَا اَوْ فِي حَال الْغَضَب اَوْ عَليّ تقدمة ذكر الطَّلَاق وَهُوَ قَوْله 1 خلعتك 2 وفارقتك 3 وخليتك وسبيلك 4 وَلَا سَبِيل لي عَلَيْك 5 وَلَا ملك لي عَلَيْك 6 وَلَا نِكَاح بيني وَبَيْنك 7 اَوْ قَالَ انكحي من شِئْت اَوْ تزوجي اَوْ تزوجي من شِئْت اَوْ اذهبي اَوْ اذهبي حَيْثُ شِئْت اَوْ قومِي اَوْ اخْرُجِي اَوْ اعزبي اَوْ اعْتدي اَوْ حبلك على غاربك اَوْ قَالَ احللتك للزواج اَوْ ارْبَعْ طرق عَلَيْك مَفْتُوحَة فخذى ايها شِئْت اَوْ وَهبتك لاهلك اَوْ انت حرَّة اَوْ انت عتيقة اَوْ الحقي بأهلك اَوْ استبرئي رَحِمك اَوْ استتري اَوْ تقنعي اَوْ تخمري أَو لست لي بأمرأة اَوْ لست لي بِزَوْجَة فَكل هَذِه الالفاظ يصدق الرجل فِيهَا

البحر الرائق شرح كنز الدقائق ومنحة الخالق وتكملة الطوري- دار الكتاب الإسلامي (5/ 51)

وعن أبي الليث لا يجوز طلاق الموسوس يعني المغلوب في عقله عن الحاكم هو المصاب في عقله إذا تكلم تكلم بغير نظام

صحيح البخاري- دار طوق النجاة (7/ 45)

وَقَالَ عُقْبَةُ بْنُ عَامِرٍ: لاَ يَجُوزُ طَلاَقُ المُوَسْوِسِ


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