Issuing a divorce via email

Q: I was married and over a year ago I received my divorce through email, I was working overseas at the time. The email was this “I (his name and ID number) hereby give you a talaaq” he then got married and had a child to another woman and has divorced her... and now he is contacting me and telling me that he wants me back and that we are not divorced because we did not sign the papers, is this correct? Am I divorced or not divorced?

A: When he issued the divorce then the divorce is valid and you are out of his nikaah.

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


Answered by:

Mufti Ebrahim Salejee (Isipingo Beach)