These words are not explicit expressions of divorce
Fatwa No: 470095


Aoa, I want to know, I had argument with my wife, she said to me you have toxic personality, I was irritated by this word to which I said then don't live with me, she said you have the right say those two words then, I said why should I say, why you want everything should be done by me, later we had reasoning on our dispute, she again said you are toxic, to which I said I leave you, I leave you, with no intention or thought of divorce, does this constitute divorce, as we are having 2x kids,


All perfect praise be to Allah, The Lord of the Worlds. I testify that there is none worthy of worship except Allah, and that Muhammad, sallallaahu`alayhi wa sallam, is His slave and Messenger.

Saying to your wife: “Do not live with me” and the saying: “I will leave you” are not explicit expressions of divorce, but are from its metaphors, and divorce does not take place by metaphor and without intention. If you did not intend the divorce with these words, then the divorce that you have issued is not effective.

Allah knows best.

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