Is it permissible for a man to give someone else authorisation for divorce (i.e. giving permission to them to execute a divorce on his behalf) even if that man is present in the same in country ?
There is nothing from the legislation which prevents giving authorisation for divorce, even if the man (who is authorising the divorce) is present in the same country.
Shaykh Muhammad ibn Hizaam – may Allaah preserve him
Abu Yusuf Abdulfattaah