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Khula or Talaq

Q:

Assalam o Alaikum, My question is that if wife initiates the process of separation by asking her husband to give her one talaq (as after research online, she thought that talaq e ahsan is the best way to separate) & her husband writes one talaq with his and his wifes deatils on a paper and signed it. Now the question here is, is it considered as khula or irrevocable divorce OR is it revocable talaq e ahsan? How many cycles does she need to wait as iddat? (Note 1: Wife tried for 6 years to stay with him but he doesnt respect her emotional and physical rights since the first night and is doing silent treatment since months, discussion with parents on both sides didnt help at all so she decided divorce. Note 2: Divorce was written after no intimacy since more than a month & wife was not on her periods those days Note 3: Wife says she would have returned the mehr amount before if he had given it. Means mehr was not given.)

A:

Assalamu alaykum

For your Question I contacted the office of Sayyid Sistani and they asked for more explanation on 'talaq-e- ahsan', (what does it mean?)  to be able to give you a complete answer inshaAllah.

Kind regards
Naajiya.S.jaffery