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Q:

My wife was feeling insecure from me as two times I told her please start living with me else i will leave you, due to that reason she was thinking may be once start living with me I will leave her/divorce her and she and her family forced me to send divorce papers but honestly speaking I don’t want to divorce her, however I went to Notary public and request I won’t pronounce three times talq and recite Qalma he agreed and I just singed stamped paper without reading three talqs . Please let me know if this talq is happened or not as never intend to. JazakAllah

A:

Waalaykum Salam,

For a divorce to be correct, it has to have the following conditions:

1- You have to have two believing adults as your witness
2- The woman has to be clean of her menstrual period and also shouldn’t be pregnant
3- Proper Arabic words need to be uttered for the act to take place.

Best wishes
Naajiya.S.Jaffery