Category: Divorce (Talaaq)
Fatwa#: 41184
Asked Country: Bangladesh

Answered Date: Sep 27,2018

Title: Am I divorced?

Question

Assalamualaykum I have been given talaaq once by my husband yesterday after zuhr. He said in Urdu “mae tum ko abhi talaaq dayta hun” I give you talaaq right now. So what should be done ? 
Can I continue to live with him cause then in the night he took me back we made up already? 
Can I stay in iddat in my own home and he move out for the duration of my iddat cause my parents home is abt 4-5 hours away by airplane ? 
Can I sleep in one room and him in another room ? But live in the same house while I’m in iddat? 
Please reply as soon as possible. Jazakumullahu Khair. 
Ahlia Syed Mukarim 

Answer

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

As-salaamu `alaykum wa-ramatullahi wa-barakatuh.

In principle, when a husband tell his wife, “I divorce you”, that constitutes one revocable divorce (talaaq e raj`ee).[i] If the husband takes the wife back before her iddat ends, that will revoke the divorce.[ii] Hence you may continue living with your husband.

The above ruling is if the husband did not issue two divorces prior to this divorce. If the husband issued two divorces prior to this divorce, then that constitutes talaq e mugallazah. (A permanently irrevocable divorce). If he did not issue two divorces prior to this then, accordingly, the husband has the right of only two divorces. The one divorce issued is revoked but not cancelled.

And Allah Ta`ala Knows Best.

Hussein Muhammad.

Student Darul Iftaa

Arusha, Tanzania

Checked and Approved by:

Mufti Ebrahim Desai.

 

 

 

 


[i]

شرح مختصر الطحاوي للجصاص (5/ 20)

قال أبو جعفر: (وإذا طلقها بأن قال لها: أنت طالق، أو: قد طلقتك: فإنه يملك رجعتها، فإن شاء راجعها قبل انقضاء العدة، وإن شاء تركها حتى تنقضي عدتها".

 

شرح مختصر الطحاوي للجصاص (5/ 22)

* قال: (ولا ينبغي له أن يراجعها بما سوى ذلك من جماع أو قبلة).

وذلك لأنه مندوب إلى الإشهاد على الرجعة، وهذه الأحوال يتعذر الإشهاد فيها.

 

 

[ii]

مختصر القدوري (ص: 159)

إذا طلق الرجل امرأته تطليقة رجعية أو تطليقتين فله أن يراجعها في عدتها رضيت بذلك أو لم ترض

والرجعة أن يقول: راجعتك أو راجعت امرأتي

أو يطأها أو يقبلها أو يلمسها شهوة أو ينظر إلى فرجها بشهوة

 

لسان الحكام (ص: 328)

وَالرَّجْعَة أَن يَقُول رَاجَعتك أَو راجعت امْرَأَتي وَهُوَ صَرِيح فِي الرّجْعَة وَلَا خلاف فِيهِ بَين الْأمة أَو يَطَأهَا أَو يقبلهَا أَو يَمَسهَا بِشَهْوَة أَو ينظر إِلَى فرجهَا بِشَهْوَة وَهَذَا عندنَا

 

تحفة الفقهاء (2/ 177)

وَأَجْمعُوا أَنه يملك الْمُرَاجَعَة من غير رضَا الْمَرْأَة وَمن غير مهر وَمن غير تَجْدِيد العقد وَهُوَ أَن يَقُول لامْرَأَته رَاجَعتك أَو عبارَة تقوم مقَامهَا فِي هَذَا الْمَعْنى وَالْأَفْضَل أَن يشْهد على رَجعتهَا وَأَن يعلمهَا بذلك

 

Fataawa Mahmudiyya, Vol 13, Pg 364.

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