Fatwaa ID: 298
And does talaaq need to be said 3 times for it to be valid or does one suffice? Many scholars say that it needs to be said the 3 times. Would you be able to explain this
In the Name of Allaah, the Most Gracious, the Most Merciful.
As-salaamu ‘alaykum wa-rahmatullaahi wa-barakaatuh.
NO. NO. NO. There is no need to utter it thrice. It is sufficient to say it ONCE only. One talaaq does the job. Saying it thrice generally results in Talaaq Mughallazah. This permanently breaks the marriage and leaves no scope of reconciliation except through a valid halaalah.
I am not aware of any scholar that opines that it has to be said three times for it to be valid. That is pure ignorance.
And Allaah Ta’aala knows best.
Mufti Muajul I. Chowdhury
Darul Iftaa New York
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