Husband telling wife "Pack your bags and leave"

Q: I would like to enquire about the validity of my nikaah. My husband and I are experiencing marital difficulties and he has asked me to pack my bags and leave twice this month.

I heard the fact that he asked me to pack my bags and leave even once, it counts as divorce and nikaah needs to be made again after iddah period. Please advise if the nikaah is now invalid.

A: If he had intended divorce then this is a divorce and you are no longer in his nikaah.

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


Answered by:

Mufti Ebrahim Salejee (Isipingo Beach)