Divorce during confinement
  • Question:

    Can a man pronounce divorce while the wife is menstruating or when she is in confinement period after the birth of a child?

    Assalamu Alaikum wa rahmatullahi wa Barakatuh

    Thank you for your question.

    This is not an appropriate time for a husband to execute a divorce to his wife, however if a divorce is uttered during that period, it will be considered executed according majority scholars of Islamic jurisprudence of the four schools of fiqh.

    And Allah knows best.

    Answered by Shaykh Yusuf Badat
    Hadith of the Day Imam
    Imam of the Islamic Foundation of Toronto and Director of Mathabah Institute
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