Invalidity of Talaq which is given due to wrong information about wife

Question :

A man received some false letters against his wife, which he believed to be true and gave his wife Talaq (divorce pronounced by a husband) accordingly. Later, he learned that they were fabricated and asks whether his Talaq is effective or not?

Answer :

If the reality is as mentioned that the husband divorced his wife only because of these letters which he thought to be true, but were then found to be false, his Talaq does not count.

This Talaq falls under the ‘conditional divorce’ which becomes effective when a certain condition occurs and in this case, the condition has not occurred.

May Allah grant us success. May peace and blessings be upon our Prophet, his family, and Companions.

Source : The Permanent Committee for Scholarly Research and Ifta’