The World Federation One Stop Fiqh
Search
Menu

Ask an Alim

Is my husbands divorce to his second wife valid ?

Q:

Salam sister I need ur advice am heart broken after 17 years of marriage and 4 sons my husband has admitted to me he has had a nikah done with a widow with children a secret nikkah that has been hidden for a year .
My husband and this women and two pious Muslim were present as this nikah no guardians are aware of this and my husband has not met his second wife’s children during this whole time and she has not told anyone about my husband he has admitted he made a mistake and has spoken to his second wife and has divorced her over the phone Iv heard him say it to her but my heart is not content she is still texting him and he’s not replying am so sacred that she will tell the world And am not sure if his divorce over the phone is valid please sister I need advice I don’t know what to think and do

A:

Wa alaikum salam

:

For a talaq 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.

Regards
Sukaina Taqawi.