Does 2 and a Half Talaqs Count as Three Talaqs

Fatwa ID: 04183

Answered by: Maulana Muhammad Afzal Hussain

 

Question

 

Do 2 and a half talaqs count as three talaqs?

 

In the name of ALLAH the Most Gracious, the Most Merciful.

 

Answer:

 

Allah the Exalted said: "The divorce is twice, after that, either you retain her on reasonable terms or release her kindness." [Al-Baqarah:229]

 

Author of Sarh al-Wiqayah mentioned, "Whether if its half of a Talaq, or one third, or from one talaq to two talaqs, or what is in between one and two, one talaq will occur in that manner of giving Talaq." [see: Sharh Al-Wiqayah, Chapter: Equal Talaq, vol:2, publisher: Islamiah Kutub khana Dhaka] So half a Talaq will result as one full Talaq.

 

Therefore, two and a half Talaqs will be considered in total to be three talaqs.

 

 

Only Allah Knows Best

Written by Maulana Muhammad Afzal Hussain

Checked and Approved by Mufti Mohammed Tosir Miah

Darul Ifta Birmingham

 

 

 

 

 

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