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Fatwa regarding wanting divorce

Question If a man says to his wife, “I want a divorce,” but doesn't explicitly say, “I'm divorcing you,” does it still count as a divorce? بِسْمِ اللهِ الرَّحْمنِ الرَّحِيْم In the name of Allah, the Most Gracious, the Most Merciful Answer:

Based on the above-mentioned statement, divorce will not occur because he merely expressed his desire.

Fatawa Hindiya: v. 1, p. 420 (DKI)

Fatawa Darul Uloom Zakariya: v. 4, p. 44 (Zamzam)

The Complete System of Divorce: p. 90 (Zamzam)


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Written by Maulana Mohammad Ahsan Osmani Checked and approved by Mufti Mohammed Tosir Miah Darul Ifta Birmingham

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