Can You Give Divorce by Text in Islam? Read This!

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Hi all readers! Are you guys looking for an explanation of “can you give divorce by text in Islam?”? If your answer is “Yes”, congratulations! Now you are reading the right article. Why? Because that’s what I’m going to explain in this article. As Muslims, we must understand that. That’s why I wrote this article. So, you should read it to the end!

Specifically, there are three important points about “can you give divorce by text?” which I will explain in this article. The three important things I mean are as follows:

  1. Can You Give Divorce by Text in Islam?
  2. Is Divorce Valid on SMS in Islam?
  3. How Do You Write in Divorce in Islam?

Can You Give Divorce by Text in Islam?

The first important thing about “can you give divorce by text in Islam?” what I’m going to explain now is a specific answer. I want you to understand that first before you read any more explanations in this article.

By the way, have you read the explanation about “what does divorce mean in Islam?” which I have written in some previous articles? I highly recommend you read it. In the article there is an explanation of “the literal meaning of divorce and the meaning of divorce in Islam“. I want you to understand “what is divorce?” first so that you can understand the topic of this discussion well.

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In the article about “what does divorce mean in Islam?”, I have explained some of the “literal meaning of divorce and the meaning of divorce in Islam”. one of the “literal meanings of divorce” is as follows:

اِنْفِصَالُ أَحَدِ الزَّوْجَيْنِ عَنِ الْآخَرِ

The separation of one partner from the other (separation of husband and wife).

While one of the meanings of divorce in Islam is as follows:

إِزَالَةُ عَقْدِ النِّكَاحِ بِلَفْظٍ مَخْصُوْصٍ ، أَوْ بِكُلِّ لَفْظٍ يَدُلُّ عَلَى الطَّلَاقِ

Eliminate the marriage contract with certain words or with all words that mean divorce.

In Islamic legal literacy, divorce is annulling the marriage contract (aqd an-nikah) with words that mean giving divorce. Because of that, many Muslims understand that divorce is divorce sentences that are spoken and must be said, such as “I divorce you”. That is what makes some Muslims confused if there is a husband giving “divorce by text” to his wife.

According to the majority of Islamic jurists, the text is not a clear expression. Text is another form of expression and has the disadvantage of not being able to be understood clearly.

Thus, the divorce given with the text will be valid if two conditions or two divorce rules are met. In other words, if you are an adult, are aware that it is a divorce, and are not forced (unless the force is a court), and you write a divorce sentence to your wife who is not menstruating and not after sex, then the divorce is valid.

In simple terms, I want to say that you can give a divorce by text if two divorce conditions or two divorce rules are met.

That’s a short explanation of “can you give divorce by text in Islam?”. As Muslims, we must understand that.

Is Divorce Valid on SMS in Islam?

The second important thing about “can you give divorce by text in Islam?” what I will explain now is “is divorce valid in SMS in Islam?”. I want you to understand that because maybe some Muslims do it. I want you to understand that well.

In the previous few paragraphs, I have explained that “You can give divorce with the text if there is a niyyah for divorce”. In general, people understand the text as writing on paper that is given to the wife. But “is divorce valid on SMS, Whatsapp, Facebook, and similar applications?”.

One important thing about “divorce by text” that I want to explain here is that it is a way of giving divorce. It will be valid if all the divorce conditions have been met.

In other words, “divorce in SMS, Whatsapp, Facebook, and similar applications” is valid if two divorce conditions or two divorce rules are met.

That’s a brief explanation of “is divorce valid in SMS in Islam?”. As Muslims, we must understand that.

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