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Ruling 2550

If the husband wishes to say the formula, in the event that the name of his wife is Fāṭimah, for example, he must say:

بَارَأْتُ زَوْجَتِي فَاطِمَةَ عَلَىٰ مَا بَذَلَتْ

bāraʾtu zawjatī fāṭimah ʿalā mā badhalat

I give my wife Fāṭimah a mubārāh divorce upon accepting what she has given.

And based on obligatory precaution, he must also say:

فَهِیَ طَاِلقٌ

fahiya ṭāliq

And so she is divorced.

If the man appoints an agent, the agent must say:

عَنْ قِبَلِ مُوَکِّلِي بَارَأْتُ زَوْجَتَهُ فَاطِمَةَ عَلَىٰ مَا بَذَلَتْ فَهِیَ طَاِلقٌ

ʿan qibali muwakkilī bāraʾtu zawjatahu fāṭimah ʿalā mā badhalat fahiya ṭāliq

On behalf of my client, I give his wife Fāṭimah a mubārāh divorce upon accepting what she has given, and so she is divorced.

In both cases, there is no problem if instead of عَلَىٰ مَا بَذَلَتْ [alā mā badhalat] he says بِمَا بَذَلَتْ [bimā badhalat].