Category: Divorce (Talaaq)
Fatwa#: 40942
Asked Country: United States

Answered Date: Aug 29,2018

Title: " I’ll let my parents know that it’s a divorce "


Salaam Does the following count as not talaq. Husband and wife were arguing. Based on wife’s words, the husband picked up the phone and said “I’ll let my parents know that it’s a divorce” but did not have any intention of giving talaq. The husband didn’t end up contacting anyone on the phone though. It was a threat.


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

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

The statement “I’ll let my parents know that it’s a divorce” constitutes a promise and a threat to divorce. A promise of divorce is not considered a talaaq (divorce) in Shariah. [i]

You state the husband did not contact anyone; therefore, the divorce did not take place.

However, the husband should avoid threatening the wife with such statements, as such statements causes pain to the wife and have a potential of divorce.


And Allah Ta’āla Knows Best

Muhammad I.V Patel

Student Darul Iftaa
Lusaka, Zambia

Checked and Approved by,
Mufti Ebrahim Desai.


الدر المختار وحاشية ابن عابدين (رد المحتار)-فرفور (9/157) [i]

(قوله وما بمعناها من الصريح) أي مثل ما سيذكره من نحو: كوني طالقا واطلقي ويا مطلقة بالتشديد، وكذا المضارع إذا غلب في الحال مثل أطلقك كما في البحر. قلت: ومنه في عرف زماننا: تكوني طالقا، ومنه: خذي طلاقك فقالت أخذت، فقد صرح الوقوع به بلا اشتراط نية كما في الفتح، وكذا لا يشترط قولها أخذت كما في البحر


الفتاوى الهندية (8/ 410)

 لَوْ قَالَ بِالْعَرَبِيَّةِ أُطَلِّقُ لَا يَكُونُ طَلَاقًا إلَّا إذَا غَلَبَ اسْتِعْمَالُهُ لِلْحَالِ فَيَكُونُ طَلَاقًا وَفِي إيمَانِ مَجْمُوعِ النَّوَازِلِ سُئِلَ نَجْمُ الدِّينِ عَنْ امْرَأَةٍ قَالَتْ لِزَوْجِهَا مِنْ بِرّ تَوّ سَهِّ طَلَاقه أَمْ فَقَالَ الزَّوْجُ هَلَّا هَلْ تَطْلُقُ ثَلَاثًا قَالَ لَا إلَّا أَنْ يَنْوِيَهَا وَلَوْ قَالَتْ لِزَوْجِهَا حَلَال خَدًّا بِرّ توحرام فَقَالَ آرِيّ حُرِّمَتْ عَلَيْهِ بِتَطْلِيقَةٍ سُئِلَ نَجْمُ الدِّينِ عَنْ رَجُلٍ قَالَ لِامْرَأَتِهِ اذْهَبِي إلَى بَيْتِ أُمِّك فَقَالَتْ طَلَاق دَهٍ تابروم فَقَالَ تَوّ بَرْو مِنْ طَلَاقِ دُمَادِم فَرُسْتُمُ قَالَ لَا تَطْلُقُ لِأَنَّهُ وَعْدٌ كَذَا فِي الْخُلَاصَةِ


المحيط البرهاني في الفقه النعماني (3/ 472)

وبالعربية قوله: أطلق، لا يكون طلاقاً في أنه دائر بين الحال والاستقبال فلم يكن تحقيقاً مع الشك حتى أن موضع علمت استعماله للحال كان تحقيقاً


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