Can the Wife Remarry Her Husband After a Khula?

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Fatwa ID: 04521

Answered by: Maulana Muddasser Dhedhy





I have taken khula from my husband but my Husband wants me back. I also want to remarry him.

My question is until what period can we remarry? Is it compulsory to marry within the iddat of 3 months? Can we remarry after my iddat?



بِسْمِ اللهِ الرَّحْمنِ الرَّحِيْم

In the name of Allah, the Most Gracious, the Most Merciful




Khula’ refers to the wife requesting a divorce from the husband in exchange for returning the mahr(dowry) or some other monetary value and the husband accepting the request of khula’. Khula’ constitutes a talaaq baain (one irrevocable divorce) however, if the husband intended three talaaqs, three will apply.


If your husband only intended one talaaq from the khula’ then it is possible for both of you come together in marriage again by contracting a new agreement of marriage whether it be in the iddat or after it. There is no need for the halalah process to take place.


However, if your husband intended three talaq from the khula’, three will apply and both of you can only marry again if you undergo the hawala process.[1]


The halal process is that after the divorcee spends her iddat of divorce, she marries another person. The new marriage is then consummated. If the second husband divorces his wife or passes away, the woman then waits for her iddat to finish. Thereafter she may remarry the first husband if she wishes to.



Only Allah Ta'ala knows best

Answered by Maulana Muddasser Dhedhy

Checked and approved by Mufti Mohammed Tosir Miah

Darul Ifta Birmingham 



[1] الْخُلْعُ إزَالَةُ مِلْكِ النِّكَاحِ بِبَدَلٍ بِلَفْظِ الْخُلْعِ كَذَا فِي فَتْحِ الْقَدِيرِ وَقَدْ يَصِحُّ بِلَفْظِ الْبَيْعِ وَالشِّرَاءِ وَقَدْ يَكُونُ بِالْفَارِسِيَّةِ كَذَا فِي الظَّهِيرِيَّةِ (وَشَرْطُهُ) شَرْطُ الطَّلَاقِ (وَحُكْمُهُ) وُقُوعُ الطَّلَاقِ الْبَائِنِ كَذَا فِي التَّبْيِينِ. وَتَصِحُّ نِيَّةُ الثَّلَاثِ فِيهِ. وَلَوْ تَزَوَّجَهَا مِرَارًا وَخَلَعَهَا فِي كُلِّ عَقْدٍ عِنْدَنَا لَا يَحِلُّ لَهُ نِكَاحُهَا بَعْدَ الثَّلَاثِ قَبْلَ الزَّوْجِ الثَّانِي كَذَا فِي شَرْحِ الْجَامِعِ الصَّغِيرِ لِقَاضِي خَانْ. (الفتاوى الهندية ج 1 ص 519. دار الكتب العلمية)



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