Category: Divorce (Talaaq)
Fatwa#: 37898
Asked Country: India

Answered Date: Mar 08,2017

Title: Doubts about talāq.


I am suffering waswas and doubt problem since last 7 to 8 years 24/7 Firstly if someone just uttered merely talaq words than talaq take place however there is no intention for talaq.. Secondly if someone has merely doubt about talaq then what can he do i had lots of waswas regarding this waswasa because shaytan always puts doubts in my mind that you have uttered talaq words in past or recent times however i do not remember what exact words or sentence i had uttered to be honest i really deepress with this thoughts please advise me due to waswas problem i had repeat my wudhu, Ghusl and Salah many times so how can i overcome from this sitautions what is the rulling about talaq for such a person my nikah will be intact i had a doubt on my nikah due to talaq doubt. I have two doubt: 1. Whether i had utter the word or not 2. If i had utter than how many times i do not have substnial proof i have mere doubt therefore i feel fear.


In the Name of Allah, the Most Gracious, the Most Merciful.

As-salāmu ‘alaykum wa-rahmatullāhi wa-barakātuh.

In principle, a mere doubt of talāq does not constitute talāq. If you are certain of having wudhu or ghusal, there is no need to repeat your wudhu or ghusal.

اعوذ بالله من الشيطان الرجيم

I seek refuge in Allah from the accursed Shaytan.

It appears you have an OCD medical condition. We advise you consult your physician for diagnosis and medication. We are hopeful that appropriate medication will help alleviate your disorder.


We make dua Allah Taala grant you complete shifa. Ameen.

And Allah Ta’āla Knows Best

Huzaifah Deedat

Student Darul Iftaa
Lusaka, Zambia

Checked and Approved by,
Mufti Ebrahim Desai.


النتف في الفتاوى للسغدي- مؤسسة الرسالة (1/ 327)

وَقسم مِنْهَا يصدق الرجل فِيهِ على اي وَجه كَانَ ان كَانَ فِي حَال الرِّضَا اَوْ فِي حَال الْغَضَب اَوْ عَليّ تقدمة ذكر الطَّلَاق وَهُوَ قَوْله 1 خلعتك 2 وفارقتك 3 وخليتك وسبيلك 4 وَلَا سَبِيل لي عَلَيْك 5 وَلَا ملك لي عَلَيْك 6 وَلَا نِكَاح بيني وَبَيْنك 7 اَوْ قَالَ انكحي من شِئْت اَوْ تزوجي اَوْ تزوجي من شِئْت اَوْ اذهبي اَوْ اذهبي حَيْثُ شِئْت اَوْ قومِي اَوْ اخْرُجِي اَوْ اعزبي اَوْ اعْتدي اَوْ حبلك على غاربك اَوْ قَالَ احللتك للزواج اَوْ ارْبَعْ طرق عَلَيْك مَفْتُوحَة فخذى ايها شِئْت اَوْ وَهبتك لاهلك اَوْ انت حرَّة اَوْ انت عتيقة اَوْ الحقي بأهلك اَوْ استبرئي رَحِمك اَوْ استتري اَوْ تقنعي اَوْ تخمري أَو لست لي بأمرأة اَوْ لست لي بِزَوْجَة فَكل هَذِه الالفاظ يصدق الرجل فِيهَا

البحر الرائق شرح كنز الدقائق ومنحة الخالق وتكملة الطوري- دار الكتاب الإسلامي (5/ 51)

وعن أبي الليث لا يجوز طلاق الموسوس يعني المغلوب في عقله عن الحاكم هو المصاب في عقله إذا تكلم تكلم بغير نظام

صحيح البخاري- دار طوق النجاة (7/ 45)

وَقَالَ عُقْبَةُ بْنُ عَامِرٍ: لاَ يَجُوزُ طَلاَقُ المُوَسْوِسِ


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