Husband telling his wife "we are over"

Q: I have just given birth 3 weeks ago and been staying with my parents. My husband and I got into an argument and in a state of extreme anger he said we were over. This was done over text message as well as verbally over the phone. He also sent a text message to my mum telling her also that me and him were over. The actual word of divorce was never spoken. Everyone is telling us we are now divorced. Is this correct?

A: If he intended divorce at time he uttered the words "we are over" then one baain talaaq (irrevocable talaaq) has taken place. If this is the first or second talaaq that he had issued, and you both wish to reunite, then a new nikaah will have to be performed with a new mahr.

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


Answered by:

Mufti Zakaria Makada

Checked & Approved:

Mufti Ebrahim Salejee (Isipingo Beach)