Questions tagged [talaq]

Talaq is the Arabic word for divorce.

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Just reciting “Talak” thrice commits divorce?

According to my knowledge for a non-muslim to become muslim he/she has to recite sura' Fatia. And just reciting is not enough. It should be felt from heart and be believed. On the other hand just ...
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Is meher payable even after a divorce demanded by wife?

Sometimes the meher is not given, or is not given in full, at the time of marriage, rather the man promises to provide the meher at some later date. This question regards the situation where the wife ...
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According to Shi'ism, does divorce require witnesses?

In Sunni Islam, I am often told that divorce can be performed without witnesses, which doesn't really make sense to me since everything in Islam requires witness (even when an adulterer commit ...
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How can a child marriage be anything but forced?

EDIT: I am putting a bounty on this question. Therefore I added references and precisions to address the comments (some of which, I believe, seem to have been posted without reading this question). ...
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May I remarry in islam before mutual legal divorce is final?

I became Muslim last year while I was legally separated from my (non-Muslim) husband. Our legal divorce is mutual and still being processed. Does that prohibit me from getting a Nikah done with a ...
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If my husband does not divorce me, is it possible for me to divorce him? Can I say 'I divorce myself'?

I want to go through with a divorce as things are not working out. My husband lives abroad and the last time I was with him was 9 months ago. He is refusing to give me a divorce, but he says I can ...
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Is having sex after a divorce was given via text message considered reconcilation or zina?

My husband has divorced me by a text message and applied for court to prove. It is not yet approved from court. As far as I know it is a divorce. Within the next one month he had sex with me. So will ...
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Will I be sinning (e.g. by arrogance) if I divorce my husband who I hate, given that he is the father of our 2-year old daughter?

I hate my husband. I can't stand him at all! We have been living separately for 18 months now. We have a daughter aged 2. Though he is a bad husband, he is a good parent. I do not wish to deprive ...
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Does parents saying “the marriage is over” end the marriage?

Hi I'm a 18 year old living in Canada. I went to Pakistan at the age of 16 and got married to a 26 year old because my parents wanted me to. I came back to Canada in less than a week. My husband ...
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What is the status of the divorce if it were given through court stamp paper according to Shia Islamic law?

My marriage broke up in 2007 after my wife was caught cheating. She was taken away at her own request by her family and I have not seen, heard, talked or have had any other contact with her or her ...
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According to which law would a Shia-Sunni couple divorce if nikah is according to Sunni law?

Let's say a Shia boy married a Sunni girl according to Sunni law, then the Shia boy wants to divorce his Sunni wife. Under which law will he give talaq? That is, by which law the talaq will be ...
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My husband did not divorce me, but says he did in court; what is my marital status?

I'm separated from my husband since 12 years ago, he did not divorce me but in the court he said in front of the judge: "I have divorced her but she is denying it". What is my status in Islam? What ...
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Can you get a civil divorce and stay islamically married?

My husband and I are having marital difficulty and want to get a civil divorce. I am apprehensive about going through with the Islamic divorce in case we work things out and want to stay married. He ...
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What are the conditions for talaq to be valid?

Until today I thought that one major issue for talaq being valid is that the husband shouldn't have lost his mind or be angry enough to not really be aware of what he is doing, beside other conditions ...
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My husband divorced me in front of our parents out of anger. How to proceed from here? [closed]

I and my husband are now living separately, and have been for about 4 months now. The reason we argued is because of his wrong doing, and he divorced me in front of both our parents. After a couple ...
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Can a nineteen years old girl get divorce?

I am a 19 years old girl and I want divorce. Does a girl's parent have any right to stop or force that girl from having divorce even if she wants a divorce from her husband?
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Does saying talaq in mind count as talaq?

Last night I had a fight in my family. When I was in bed, I was thinking of the situation. Absentmindedly I said talaq 2 times in mind, but I didn't pronounced the words. My tongue didn't move. No ...
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Can someone divorce one brother to marry another?

Is there any provision in Islam for a woman to divorce one brother to marry another? If husband and wife are not living together for 8 years and husband is not taking any financial responsibilities ...
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Can a divorced woman talk to her ex-husband considering the child(ren) from that previous marriage?

A woman had married first time and had a child with that husband but then they divorced later. The woman married again. Is she allowed to talk with the first husband because they have a child. And ...
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My wife filed for civil divorce and we are now divorced; is it also khula?

I thought issues can be resolved but my wife filed for civil divorce in US court and I signed it. Now we are divorced in accordance with US court. She filed for civil divorce so is it Khula? but I ...
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Lying to get married, grounds for divorce, or will it reduce barakh in the marriage?

My husband and his family deceived me on many levels before we got married. Before I married him he had a severe case of cancer, which reached his bones and organs. It was also his understanding that ...
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What if I find that after we have a nikah we are not compatible? (Sunni viewpoint)

I understand and know that marriage is a big deal. I am looking forward to getting married, Alhamdulillah and Inshallah. Question is: What if I find that when meeting a potential spouse that the ...
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What are the steps that the wife needs to take to divorce her husband?

There are many answers as to how men can divorce women but there are no answers as to how a wife can divorce a husband. I was married for 18 months. It has been 3 months since I left my husband. I ...
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Types of Divorce(Talaq) in Islam?

This is probably a very basic question. But I am getting conflicting results from Google regarding the types of Talaq or divorce in Islam. Could someone explain how many types of Talaq are there in ...
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Does one have to say the words of divorce to be divorced?

I will like to divorce my wife, I have not spoken to her for 1 and a half months. If I do not speak to her for 6 months to a year, would we be considered divorced? or do I have to say the words in ...
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Is Iddah required if the couple has been seperate for a time before divorce?

A lady is living without her husband from last 7 months, as her husband is working abroad and she is living at her patents' home. Her husband has divorced her now. My question is regarding iddat (...
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Can I ask for a divorce from my husband who has cheated on me?

I'm married with two kids and my husband cheated on me and took her in marriage as a second wife. I don't feel loved anymore. Can I ask for a talaq?
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Is it possible to remarry my husband after being divorced years ago?

My husband divorced me during menses 11 years ago. He uttered the divorce words three times in one meeting, then I went back to my parents house. After 2 weeks, a group of ladies from my family went ...
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If a husband says 'talaq' to his wife jokingly, does 'talaq' happen?

My husband and I were watching TV where a man divorced his wife by saying "I divorce you" 3 times. My husband turned and said to me, referring to the man ' he said I divorce you, I divorce you’. Can ...
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If my husband takes me back, should I refund the money he gave me for the divorce?

My husband divorced me about 2 months ago. We have been discussing and he expressed the wish of taking me back. During our divorce we agreed with the sheikh of our local community that he will pay me ...
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Does 65:4 discuss an underage wife or simply a wife who is too old to menstruate?

I'm researching several verses from the Qur'an and as it is my first time to delve into the Islamic religion I am having difficulty with some of the translations and such. 65: Divorce, verse 4, ...
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Why does the number 3 repeats itself in the Islam?

I've realized that during the Wudu, hands, arms, face, etc are all washed 3 times each one. Also I've noticed that during the Salat, many prayers are repeated 3 times. Also, to divorce, talaq word has ...
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Are women who are divorced after the consummation entitled to maintenance?

Can a woman demand maintenance from her husband if she was divorced after the consummation of the marriage? What is the view of the majority of the scholars regarding this?
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Is the divorce via SMS valid, if at the time of divorce the wife was having her menses and she only got one of the three divorce messages?

I was given advice by my friend to divorce my wife and he was not clear to me or explained me the procedure and I was angry and in doubt about doing it but he and my brother pushed me. So I did and ...
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One talaq is given to the woman 5 years ago, what to do now?

I have a friend whose husband gave her one talaq 5 years ago.They have 2 children and that was the only contact they had with each other. Now, after getting to know each other again and discussing ...
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Erectile dysfunction has led to an unsatisfying marriage with my husband; would it be a sin to ask for divorce?

I have been married for four years and Allah has blessed us with a son. Ever since my son was born my husband has had issues being intimate with me. When I asked, he gave me different reasons (which ...
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Is the nikkah still valid if the wife hasn't come to the husband's house and spent an entire night with another man?

I got married few months ago but my wife is not still at my house. Now I have come to know that she has an affair with some other guy and she slept with him (not sure, though) but she was with him ...
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Khula: Is there an iddah period if no sex took place?

As my sister newly married last week, she wants khula from her husband. We registered a case in the Islamic shariah court due to his character not being good and some other issues. She had no sexual ...
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Who can act as a witness for Talaq (divorce) in Islam?

Can one please confirm who the witnesses are? That they must have upstanding and integretity is my understanding. My husband has used his eldest who smokes illegal substances and on the 3rd that I ...
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How to deal with a Wife asking for mehar after she has forgiven it?

A nikaah took place in which half of the mehar was paid and half was decided to be paid later. However after a year the wife said to the husband that she forgives the remaining portion of mehar and ...
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What are the conditions for a couple to get remarried? What if the wife is found to be pregnant after divorce?

I want to know If a couple is divorced, later they want to marry again. Is it possible in Islam? If possible, then what are conditions? I want to add that after talaq, the wife was found to be ...
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Is there a punishment for someone who asks a woman to divorce her husband for no valid reason?

If someone/woman gives an advice(with a bad intention) to a woman to divorce her husband (for simple/non-valid reasons), What would be his/her punishment in the hereafter according to the Quran and ...
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Signing Divorce agreement in presence of two witnesses without verbally saying it? Is this divorce valid?

Almost 6 months ago I asked for Khullah. Three months ago my husband signed the divorce papers without reading it through in presence of two witnesses. One witness was present in the room and the ...
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Does a woman have to travel to where her husband live for the divorce to happen?

He is in Morocco and I am in the U.S. If he wants to divorce me, will I have to travel to Morocco for the divorce to happen? Does it have to be face to face?
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Can a person marry his wife a second time without a divorce? [closed]

A boy and girl who knew each other through an educational institute got married to avoid zina without informing their parents. Now if at a later stage, their parents find out and want them to get '*...
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If I refuse to divorce my wife, can the Shari'ah Council divorce us against my will? [closed]

My local mosque asked me and my wife to go there to discuss if a reconciliation between was possible. I said I wanted to give our marriage another chance, but my wife said she wanted a divorce. Next ...
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I re-married before I was properly divorced from my previous husband; is my new marriage valid? [closed]

My parents arranged my marriage when I was 15. I came from Pakistan and was very naive and innocent. I lived with my husband for 2 years and was in a very violent relationship. I left him whilst not ...
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A woman I would like to marry is married to another man; what am I to do and how can she get a divorce?

I'm in love with a woman and she also loves me a lot. But she is married. Her husband gives her rights. He is always making her sad and he is having affairs with other women which is zina. She wants ...
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After separation, my husband tried to rape our daughter; can I get a divorce? [closed]

I have been married for 15 years we have 3 children, the 1st child is now 14 and she is a girl and my husband tried to rape her due to that we have not been living together past six months and I (the ...
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Why doesn't divorce require witnesses (Sunni View)?

(I originally asked the same question but it was answered only by Shi'a brothers. Since there were no Sunni answers, I accepted that answer and opened this new question requesting a Sunni view.) Why ...