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On an occasion I had an argument with my wife. This continued after I left the house by text messages.


On an occasion I had an argument with my wife. This continued after I left the house by text messages. During the text messages on several occasions I wrote texts that said I have given her Talaq. Afterwards we made up, but wondered what was the ruling of the texts that I sent. Please find a photocopy of the texts that were sent enclosed.


بسم الله حامداً و مصلياً و مسلماً


According to the printout you have provided of the text messages that you sent to your wife, because it is clear that three times Talaq was written, it is the verdict of all major Sunni Schools of Law that writing three Talaqs means that three Talaqs take place, Talaq Mugalaza (Irrevocable Divorce). Though, it is certainly contrary to the Sunna and sinful of the husband to give three Talaqs at once. You must do sincere Tawbah for doing this and then continuing to live with your ex-wife in the manner of husband and wife, when your marriage had already ended.

After your wife passes her Iddah (three Haydh), she will be free to marry someone else. However, it is unlawful for her to marry you again without Shari Halaalah. Shari Halaalah is that if she were to get married to another man in a normal freely consented Nikah, and this marriage were then to end, after having been consummated, either by a divorce or through the death of the husband, then it would now be permitted for her to marry her first husband again with a new nikah and new mahr (dowry).


10/447و في الفتاوى الشامية

( قوله ثلاثة متفرقة ) وكذا بكلمة واحدة بالأولى ، وعن الإمامية : لا يقع بلفظ الثلاث ولا في حالة الحيض لأنه بدعة محرمة وعن ابن عباس يقع به واحدة ، وبه قال ابن إسحاق وطاوس وعكرمة لما في مسلم أن ابن عباس قال : { كان الطلاق على عهد رسول الله صلى الله عليه وسلم وأبي بكر وسنتين من خلافة عمر طلاق الثلاث واحدة ، فقال عمر : إن الناس قد استعجلوا في أمر كان لهم فيه أناة ، فلو أمضيناه عليهم ، فأمضاه عليهم } وذهب جمهور الصحابة والتابعين ومن بعدهم من أئمة المسلمين إلى أنه يقع ثلاث .
قال في الفتح بعد سوق الأحاديث الدالة عليه : وهذا يعارض ما تقدم ، وأما إمضاء عمر الثلاث عليهم مع عدم مخالفة الصحابة له وعلمه بأنها كانت واحدة فلا يمكن إلا وقد اطلعوا في الزمان المتأخر على وجود ناسخ أو لعلمهم بانتهاء الحكم لذلك لعلمهم بإناطته بمعان علموا انتفاءها في الزمن المتأخر

And Allah knows best.

Answered by FCB Fatwa Department