Does the revocation of a Divorce cancel a Divorce? 

Q. My son-in-law issued one Talaaq to my daughter. He said to her; “I issue you with one Talaaq”. After two or three days, he said to her, “I take you back”. Now, how many Talaaqs does he have left? Does he have 2 or 3 left?

A. In the enquired case, the husband issued the wife with one Talaaq-e-Rajee’ (revocable divorce). Subsequently, the husband revoked the divorce during the Iddah period. Accordingly, the divorce issued by the husband has been revoked, and husband and wife remain legally married in Islam.

However, the husband does not have a right to issue three divorces in future. He has the right to issue the remaining two divorces in future only. The subsequent revocation of the divorce during the Iddah period does not cancel, erase or delete the divorce issued.

Allah Ta’ala Knows Best

Mufti Ismaeel Bassa