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Uttering the Word ‘Talaq’ Thrice

Q:

Akm dear brother, I have a question regarding divorce in Islam I have been married for 4 years. 6 months ago I had an argument with my wife and I used the word talaq once though a SMS message so not in person. Yesterday we had another argument and I used the word twice in a light hearted way so not serious. In both cases it was never my intention to separate. We have a 2 year old kid and we are happy together. My wife also doesn’t want to separate and has told me this but she is concered if using the word has indeed divorced her. If you could help us with this problem we would be grateful. 

A:

Alaykum Salaam

This is not a valid method of talaq as per Shia Ja’fari Madhab.

Kind regards

Abbas Jaffer