Category: Divorce (Talaaq)
Fatwa#: 39173
Asked Country: United Kingdom

Answered Date: Nov 17,2017

Title: Is my divorce valid?


I was having so much fights with my Wife so i decided to start thinking about divorce. But I then wanted to know if I would be getting any proposals after that, so I made a profile on a marital website and put my marital status as "anulled" and wrote below sentence in my "about me" section. I did that just to see if I will be getting any proposals, I lied I know I didnt do the right thing. But I am worried if my Nikkah is still valid. 


"I had Nikkah, but never lived with her, had breakup before rukhsati. I can share details upon request. Please feel free to contact."


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

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

The statement in the “about me” section is contrary to the reality of your situation. You live with your wife. There was no break up before rukhsati. Your marriage was not annulled[1]. You also did not intend divorcing your wife with such a statement. Accordingly, your statement constitutes a lie and which is a major sin. In principle, a lie regarding one’s marital status does not constitute divorce if you did not intend divorce. However, you should make tauba for the lie and don’t repeat the sin in future. The solution to marital disputes is not always in remarrying. That maybe akin to coming out from the pot to the frying pan. Address your marital disputes with dignity and adopt tolerance.


And Allah Ta’āla Knows Best

Shibly bin Mizan

Student Darul Iftaa

Toronto, Canada

Checked and Approved by,

Mufti Ebrahim Desai.


 (3/ 248) رد المحتار - ط. بابي الحلبي   1

وما في التحفة لا يخالف ما قبله لأن المراد طلقت قضاء فقط لما مر من أنه لو أخبر بالطلاق كاذبا لا يقع ديانة بخلاف الهازل فهذا يدل على وقوعه وإن لم يضفه إلى المرأة صريحا

الفتاوي التاترخانية - الفصل فيما يرجع ألي صريح الطلاق (401/4)

وفي الأصل في باب الطلاق : أذا قال لامرأته "قد طلقتك" أو قال "أنت طالق قد طلقتك أمس" و هو كاذب كان طلاقا في القضاء، وفي الصغري : في أمالي أبي يوسف رحمه الله : أذا قال لها "قد طلقتك" أو قال لها "أنت طالق" و أراد الخبر عما مضي كذبا وسعه فيما بينه وبين الله تعالي ان يمسكها، و ان لم يرد الخبر عما مضي و أراد الكذب فهي طالق في القضاء و فيما بينه وبين و به  

فتاوي محمودية ج ١٢ ص ١٧٣

 (3/ 275) البحر الرائق

وَتَقَعُ وَاحِدَةً رَجْعِيَّةً وَإِنْ نَوَى الْأَكْثَرَ أو الْإِبَانَةَ أو لم يَنْوِ شيئا ) بَيَانٌ لِأَحْكَامِ الصَّرِيحِ


      فتاوى رحمية ج ٨ ص ٢٨٢


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