تصفح برقم المجلد > Group 1 > Volume 20: Divorce > Talaq for a false reason > Divorcing the wife based on a forged letter from his parents and wishing to return to her

Fatwa no. 1010
Q: A man married a woman from Yemen then traveled from Yemen to the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. Three months later, he received forged letters signed by his parents regarding his wife's conduct. Thereupon, he divorced her three times in one pronouncement due to the lies he received. Otherwise, he would not have divorced his wife. The divorce took place in 26/2/1395 A.H. Then, the man received a certified letter from his father in 5/4/1395 A.H. Now, the man wishes to return to his wife
(Part No. 20; Page No. 168)
in the Shar`y (Islamically lawful) way.
A: If the reality is as mentioned, that the man divorced his wife directly after receiving false letters, then he knew the truth through a letter from his father belying the previous letters, this divorce is null and void. Hence, the woman remains his wife and is not considered divorced. He does not need to remarry her or take any action apart from informing her and his family that she is still his wife. May Allah grant us success. May peace and blessings be upon our Prophet Muhammad, his family, and Companions.

The Permanent Committee for Scholarly Research and Ifta'

Member Member Deputy Chairman Chairman
`Abdullah ibn Mani` `Abdullah ibn Ghudayyan `Abdul-Razzaq `Afify Ibrahim ibn Muhammad Al Al-Shaykh



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