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Is the Divorce Valid?

Q:

Asalam u likum, Dear Sheikh my question is about divorce.Me and my wife had some problems and we seperated.I decided to divorce her because our problems werent getting solved so I divorced my wife via email one time. we did not get back together within first 3 months. some one told me in order for divorce to be final i have to divorce my wife 2 more times. so after 6 months later i wrote another email and wrote divorce, divorce 2 more times. now after 2 years laters we have decided to give our relationship another chance for the sake of our beautiful little daughter. so my question is that Do i have chance to remarry her at this point. few people told me that since i used all three divorces therefore i cant remarry her. And few people told me that after giving first divorce since i did not get back with her within first 3 months she was no longer my wife. 2nd and third divorce which i gave didnt matter and me and wife are on 1 divorce. can you please help me understand this issue. Me and my ex-wife like to get re-married. i think there are differences of opinion in different Fiqah.

A:

Waalaykum Salam,

For a divorce to be correct, it has to have the following conditions:

1- You have to have two believing adults as your witness
2- The woman has to be clean of her menstrual period and also shouldn't be pregnant
3- Proper Arabic words need to be uttered for the act to take place.

Best wishes
Naajiya.S.Jaffery