Fatwa ID: 03092
Answered by: Maulana Muqtaur Rahman
I'd like to ask whether saying 'Cracked it' to my wife with intention would count as kinaya?
In The Name Of Allah, The Most-Merciful, The Most Kind
There are two types of talaq
- Sareeh: This is when the husband clearly issues his wife a talaq and there is no possibility of the statement having an alternative meaning. A revocable divorce will take place.
For example, the husband says to the wife ‘you are divorced’ or ‘I issue you a talaq’ etc.
In this category, the intention of the husband will not be taken into consideration.
- Kinayah: This is when the husband uses unclear phrases or words accompanied by the intention of talaq are used to issue a talaq to the wife. A divorce absolute will occur as a result of this.
When the talaq is implicit and not clear, the intention of the husband will be taken into consideration.
In regards to your question, the mere utterance of the phrase 'Cracked it' will not cause a talaq to take effect unless you had the intention of divorce.
Only Allah knows best
Written by Maulana Muqtaur Rahman
Checked and approved by Mufti Mohammed Tosir Miah
Darul Ifta Birmingham