Fatwa: # 19363
Category: Divorce
Country: South Africa
Date: 9th July 2011

Title

If a couple agrees to khula’, when does the divorce take place, at the time of accepting the khula’ or after the wife pays the amount?

Question

If a couple agrees to khula’, when does the divorce take place, at the time of accepting the khula’ or after the wife pays the amount?

Answer

Assalāmu `alaikum Warahmatullāhi Wabrakatuh,

If there is no compatibility between the spouses and the husband is not willing to issue a divorce then it will be permissible for the spouses to doKhula’. Khula’ is when the couple relinquish their rights of marriage using the word khula’ or any other word which holds the same implications. For example the wife forgoes her right of mahr and the husband forgoes his possession of nikāh, or the wife gives some money and the husband leaves his right of nikāh. Khula’ takes the ruling of an irrevocable divorce (talāq bāin). Khula’ will be completed one the couple completesījāb (proposal) and qabūl (acceptance).

The agreed amount in lieu of the divorce will be a debt on the wife.

 

 

التاتارخانية 3/453

في الملخص والايضاح: الخلع عقد يفتقر الى الايجاب والقبول يثبت الفرقة ويستحق عليها العوض. وفي السغناقي هو عبارة عن اخذ مال المراة بازاء ملك النكاح بلفظ الخلع


فتاوى محمودية 13/341 و355

 

 

And Allah Ta’āla Knows Best

Mufti Ishaaq E. Moosa
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