Revoking a talaaq

Q: If the wife says that the husband said "I divorce you one time" and the husband denies that he said it. They keep on living like husband and wife. Is the wife committing sin as the husband did not give three divorces and is denying the one as well. 

A: If the husband did issue one talaaq (as the wife claims), but thereafter touched her with lust or kissed her or enjoyed intimacy, then through these actions, the talaaq will be revoked as these actions constitute physical retraction. Hence, the wife is still in his nikaah.

And Allah Ta'ala (الله تعالى) knows best.


Answered by:

Mufti Zakaria Makada

Checked & Approved:

Mufti Ebrahim Salejee (Isipingo Beach)