Will talaaq take place through nodding one's head?

Q: Recently I had a fight with my wife. And in the fight, my wife said angrily that she wants this relationship to end. I unintentionally nodded my head without realising what she had said. I then immediately realised that I have given her assent for something wrong. I am confused whether first talaq has happened or not. 

A: No talaaq has taken place by merely nodding.

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


Answered by:

Mufti Ebrahim Salejee (Isipingo Beach)