I divorced my wife thrice in anger

Fatwa ID: 02770

Answered by:  Maulana Tahsin Alam

Question:

Assalamu Alaikum Wa Rahmatullah

I divorced my wife with three talaqs without intention due to anger.

What possible solution I have to retain back my wife?

بِسْمِ اللهِ الرَّحْمنِ الرَّحِيْم

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

Answer:

If a man divorces his wife in the state of anger with words that are explicitly used for ṭalāq (divorce), his wife will now become mugal’lazah (irrevocably ḥarām upon you until she marries another man and has intercourse).[1]

If her new marriage breaks apart, after her new husband had intercourse with her, you may marry her again.

 

Only Allah Ta’ala knows best

 

Written by Maulana Tahsin Alam

Checked and approved by Ustadha Sabrina

Darul Ifta Birmingham

 


[1] Imam Marghīnānī, al-Hidāyah (Karachi: Maktabah Bushra, 2014) volume 3 pg.173.

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