Pronouncing divorce whilst intoxicated

Reference: Liqaa.aat al-Baab al-Maftooh – Volume 1, Page 47, Number 72

Question: Is the [pronouncement of] divorce by the one who is intoxicated carried out?

Response: We do not issue fatwa rulings in these matters, unless such an issue has actually occurred with a particular person.

However, the general rule is that this matter should be taken to the [sharee’ah] court. And if the court decides that the divorce is to be carried out, then it will be carried out; and if the court decides the divorce is not to be carried out, then it will not be carried out.

He is a graduate of the Islaamic University of Madeenah, having graduated from the Institute of Arabic Language, and later the Faculty of Sharee'ah in 2004. He currently resides in Birmingham, UK.

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