If a man gives only one divorce to woman, can she marry someone else? Or she has to wait for 3 divorces before marrying someone else?

  • In short, yes but she has to wait for her idah to complete. So no marriage in first 3 months of her divorce.
    – muslim1
    Commented Feb 19, 2015 at 17:34

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One divorce is still a divorce. Assuming she has gone through her iddah period, then yes, she is free to marry another.

The only difference between one divorce and three divorces is that three divorces is considered irrevokable; with one divorce, the couple still has the right to reconcile before the iddah has ended and retain their marriage.

For further details, check out my answer to the related question here: https://islam.stackexchange.com/a/113/22

  • one correction, note the couple but the man has the right to reconciliate or take her back. The woman can only wish, he would take her back.
    – muslim1
    Commented Feb 19, 2015 at 17:33

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