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)
Only Allah knows best
Written by Maulana Mohammad Ahsan Osmani Checked and approved by Mufti Mohammed Tosir Miah Darul Ifta Birmingham