Giving Talaaq (Divorce) Three Times At Once Is Bid'ah: Insinuating Thoughts (Waswaas) Of Divorce
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Could you please let me know according to the
Shafi mishep, if a man can give his wife Talaaq
tree(3) times at once.
Praise be to Allaah.
Giving talaaq (divorce) three times at once is bid'ah,
and goes against the aayah (interpretation of the
meaning): "… When you divorce women, divorce them at
their ‘iddah (prescribed periods)…" [al-Talaaq 65:1].
If a Muslim wants to divorce his wife, he should
divorce her according to the Sunnah, which is to give
one talaaq at a time when his wife is taahir (not
menstruating) and he has not yet had intercourse with
her following her period, or when it is clear that she
is pregnant. According to the Shaafi'i madhhab and the
majority of other madhhabs, giving three talaaqs at
once counts as three separate talaaqs and is
irrevocable, and the couple cannot remarry until the
woman has been married to and divorced from another
man. Other scholars say that three talaaqs given at
once count as only one talaaq.
And Allaah knows best.
Insinuating thoughts (waswaas) of
My question pertains to divorce in Islam.
I have been married for a year and early on in my
marriage I had strong and constant thoughts about
divorce. The divorce thoughts consisted of my
repeating "I divorce you" on many occasions in my
head. I have NEVER repeated these things out loud and
they were only thoughts in my head.
I no longer want to divorce my wife and would like to
stay with her. Is it possible for divorce to be valid
just by repeating the thought in your head? Is it
haram for us to stay together?
Please respond as soon as possible as this has been
haunting me for the past year.
Praise be to Allaah.
In cases like this, the divorce is not valid, for two
It is only in your mind, and has never been expressed
either verbally or in writing.
The divorce of a person who is afflicted with waswaas
(insinuating thoughts from Shaytaan) is not valid
because this is something that he has no control over,
and it carries no weight in sharee'ah.
And Allaah is the Source of Strength.