Reconciling after two talaaqs

Q: Please assist me. I have been married for 9 years now but my husband left me for 2 years since June 2015 and has now decided to come back to me.

We were married for a couple of months when we had a huge argument and he issued me with two Talaaq notifications. To tell the truth I did'nt hear the Talaaq notification but my mom did. She was shocked and she then told me that he issued me with two Talaaq notifications. We continued to stay together like a normal married couple until May 2015 when I requested him to leave cause he was not working and he did not want to find a job and contribute to our living expenses. He has now advised me that he has a bakery that he is managing and he would like us to reconcile.

Please Mufti will you advise me on what needs to be done from an Islamic point of view. What is required from me. Do I need to observe Idatt cause I didn't think it was necessary as we stayed together even after he mentioned Talaaq twice. Your advise will be highly appreciated

A: If he had only issued two talaaqs and thereafter you both continued living together, then through continuing to live together as husband and wife, the talaaq had been revoked and you are still in his nikaah. Iddat was not compulsory upon you. Hence, you can return to your husband and live with him. However, two talaaqs have been given and only one talaaq remains.

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


Answered by:

Mufti Zakaria Makada

Checked & Approved:

Mufti Ebrahim Salejee (Isipingo Beach)