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civil divorce by law

Last updated: 16th September 2006
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salam. my freind has been divorse the english way and not through the islamic way. but they have been separeted for about 2 years. is they marage over by the islamic law. or is it until he does not say talaq three times it is not over.


Al-jawab billahi at-taufeeq (the answer with Allah's guidance)

Yes, a civil divorce counts as a Talaq in the Shari'ah, if the husband is the petitioner, or he consents to the divorce in writing.

And Only Allah Ta'ala Knows Best.

Answer last updated on:
31st December 2009
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Ulamaa ID 04
Location: London