If the Man Said Talaq Once, Does He Have To Say It Another Two Times

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Fatwa ID: 04759

Answered by: Maulana Imran Mughal




If the man said talaq once then it will work or he should say 2 times more?



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




Divorce is of three types:

  • Ahsan (Best) Divorce

This is where the man gives one divorce to his wife when she is not on her menstrual cycle and they have not engaged in intercourse after the expiry of her last menstrual cycle. The husband does not issue a second or third divorce until the expiry of her iddah, which is three menstrual cycles.


  • Hasan (Good) Divorce

This is where the man issues one divorce after each time his wife is free from her menses until three divorces are issued, with the condition that they must not engage in intercourse.


  • Bid’ah Divorce

This divorce is of a number of types:

  • If he divorces her three times in one statement or sentence, whether she was in her menses or not.
  • If he divorces her thrice when she was not in her menses.

This type of divorce will occur however the husband will be sinful.[1]

The conclusion of your question is that it is better to give only one divorce and it is not necessary to give another two divorces.



Only Allah SWT knows best

Written by Maulana Imran Mughal

Checked and approved by Mufti Mohammed Tosir Miah

Darul Ifta Birmingham  



[1] Al-Marghaynaani, Al-Hidayah, Maktabatul Bushra, Volume 3 Page 130-132.

Ibn Abideen, Raddul Muhtaar, Daaru Alamil Kutub, Volume 4 Page 432.


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