three talaaq said at once in anger

  • 27 Aug 2000 15:45:22
  • Pakistan


The ruling is for talaq to be said on three differnt occassions and not 3 times on a single occasion nullifies the marriage. Surely Islam allows tolerance over an angry outburst?


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

As-salāmu ‘alaykum wa-rahmatullāhi wa-barakātuh.

If a husband uttered the word, 'Divorce' three times in one sitting, it will be regarded as three. The divorce will be irrevocable, kindly refer to our research three times ( Obviously, a husband issues divorce in the state of anger. If Islam was tolerant to the anger, then in the first place the divorce should not have taken place. In fact, such a ruling is an eye opener to other husbands to contain their anger. If they do not, they will suffer the consequences of not containing their anger and being verbally abusive to the wife.

and Allah Ta'ala Knows Best

Mufti Ebrahim Desai
Fatwa Department

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