Fatwa: # 30732
Category: Marriage (Nikah)
Country: Panama
Date: 30th September 2014


Does separation between the husband and wife invalidate the Nikah?



My question is if husband and wife are angry at each other and talk thru email or thru skype and they stay in this state for more than 4 months will their nikah reamin valid?  If it becomes invalid what to they must do to get back together


In the Name of Allah, the Most Gracious, the Most Merciful.

As-salāmu ‘alaykum wa-rahmatullāhi wa-barakātuh.

The mere separation of the husband and wife for four months or more does not invalidate the Nikah. The Nikah will still remain intact.[1]


And Allah Ta’āla Knows Best

Arshad Ali

Student Darul Iftaa

Checked and Approved by,
Mufti Ebrahim Desai.


[1] لا يصح وقوع الطلاق إلا ب : صيغة مخصوصة أو ما يقوم مقامها والصيغ المخصوصة بالطلاق إما صريحة أو كناية

 وما يقوم مقام الصيغة الصريحة هي: الكتابة المرسومة المستبينة وإشارة الأخرس والإشارة الى العدد بالأصابعمصحوبة بلفظ الطلاق (الأحكام الشرعية في الأحوال الشخصية ج 2 ص 536 دار السلام)


اللباب في شرح الكتاب (3/ 37)

شرعاً: رفع قيد النكاح في الحال أو المآل بلفظ مخصوص.

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