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Uttering the Word 'Talaq' Thrice

Q:

I married my wife four months ago. I moved back to the United States but I did not like my wife. I said to her on phone "main tujhe talaq deta hoon" three times. She is resident of Pakistan and I am US citizen. My question is has talaq occured. Is she not my wife anymore. And must she marry someone else before marrying me again.

A:

Alaykum Salaam

This is not a valid method of talaq as per Shia Ja'fari Madhab.

Kind regards

Abbas Jaffer