Saying "I will divorce you"

Q: I had given two talaaqs to my wife on different occasions and did not separate. After that one day in an argument between us she demanded that I  divorce her. I told her that I will divorce you "Main tumy talaq be day don ga". My intention was only to make her afraid not a divorce. After that we live together and noting happened. After three months of this event my wife is claiming that I had divorced her on that occasion. While I am sure I did not divorce her I just said I will divorce you. There was no intention of divorce.

A: If you said I will divorce you, no talaaq will take place.

And Allah Ta'ala (الله تعالى) knows best.


Answered by:

Mufti Zakaria Makada

Checked & Approved:

Mufti Ebrahim Salejee (Isipingo Beach)