Saying "nikaah khalas" intending that one is married

Q: I am in Saudi Arabia and don’t know Arabic. One day I was talking to a person who didn’t understand much English. He asked me whether I am married or not. I said to him "Yes, I am married" but as he was weak in English so I tend to speak Arabic and I said “nikah khalas”. I found out khalas has many meanings in Arabic such as done/finish/over/complete. But my intention was to say nikah is done/hogaya so will “nikah khalas”  be a word of talaaq or not?

A: No.

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


Answered by:

Mufti Zakaria Makada

Checked & Approved:

Mufti Ebrahim Salejee (Isipingo Beach)