Divorce via Email

Q: Is a talaaq (divorce) sent via email valid?

A: A talaaq that is sent via email needs to be ratified or verified by the husband because anyone can send an email from another person's computer or cell-phone without the knowledge of the owner. Therefore, the wife or her representative has to contact the husband directly to confirm whether he had sent the email containing the talaaq and whether had intended such a talaaq. Once he confirms it then the talaaq will be regarded as valid.


And Allah knows best


Mufti Siraj Desai