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Does Divorce take place by saying “I will do it”


Nasihah (Advice): Consideration of one’s spouse


Rasulullah Sallallahu Alayhi Wa Sallam said: “It is not lawful for a woman to fast while her husband is present unless she obtains his permission, and it is not lawful for her to permit anyone in his house unless she obtains his permission.” (Bukhari)




Question and Answer:


  1. I made a firm intention to divorce my wife and I said to myself, “I will do it.” Does this constitute a divorce?


(Question published as received)



  1. The statement, “I will do it” of a husband to his wife does not constitute a divorce as it refers to a future time.


A divorce takes place when one issues the divorce.



And Allah Ta’ala Knows Best


Mufti Ismaeel Bassa



Mufti Ebrahim Desai

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