Tuesday | 22 September 2020 | 4 Safar 1442
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Question ID: 961 Category: Dealings
Talaq via Text Message

I have recently gotten a divorce through text/sms but I wanted to make sure that I received it as the guy did not say the word ’talaq’ directly instead he used the words ’it’s better if we part ways’ . Is this kinaya? Did I receive a talaq or no?

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In the situation described in your question, no divorce has taken place as your husband has used the words “it’s better if we part ways” as a suggestive statement to you.