Can I remarry my wife after the divorce? Two people started walking together with many hopes and dreams. That path is not always smooth. In many cases, the relationship between two people reaches such a state that separation becomes the only solution.
When there is great conflict between husband and wife, when a peaceful and sweet life together becomes absolutely impossible; Then they can divorce each other.
But the situation after the divorce is worse than before the divorce. Many couples then wish they would remarry. For this reason, they ask – Can I remarry my wife after divorce in Islam?
Can I remarry my wife after divorce in Islam?
Yes, you can remarry your divorced wife after divorce in Islam. However, the condition is that the wife must be one divorcee or two divorcees. But if that wife was divorced three times, then the first husband could not remarry her without marrying another man and extracting honey.
Then if that husband divorces her naturally, you can remarry her again. It is a very comprehensive process. To understand the workings of this process, we need to know the details. That is why we are thoroughly discussing that in the following headings of the article.
Guidance on remarriage in the Quran
In verse 230 of Surah Al-Baqarah of the Holy Qur’an, Allah Ta’ala shed light on those husbands who wanted to remarry their wives after divorcing them three times. Allah Ta’ala has clearly declared in this verse about their actions.
It is said in the verse if three divorces are given; however, if the husband wishes to remarry his wife after divorcing her for the third time; what to do?
In this context, Allah says, “Then if the husband divorces the wife for the third time, then that wife is not lawful for the (first) husband except to marry another person.”
Later, when the second husband divorces his wife (after cohabitation), there is no sin for both of them if they remarry if they think that they can live within the bounds of Allah, i.e. live according to Allah’s rules. These are the limits set by Allah Ta’ala.
Hadith guidance on remarrying a divorced wife
The Prophet (peace and blessings of Allah be upon him) said:
‘You instruct him to rule (take back) his wife. Then wait until the woman (having a continuous menstrual period) becomes pure.
After the woman becomes pure after spending the second menstrual period, she can divorce him before touching him. This is the waiting period that Allah has commanded. ‘(Bukhari-5251)
From the above verses and hadiths, it is clear that a husband has the right to Raja-at after divorcing his wife. After the first or second divorce, the husband can maintain the marital relationship with his wife through a three-month raja-at.
In this case, there is no need to remarry. Without Aqad, the marital relationship will be maintained only by Rajaat.
How and When do you remarry after divorce?
Suppose three months have elapsed after giving one or two divorces. If Rajaat does not come inside at this time, then the lock will become baying. If three months have elapsed since one divorce, then one divorce will be Baina.
And if three months have passed after the two divorces, then the two divorces will be Baina. Divorce does not mean divorce. After such a divorce, the husband will separate the relationship with the wife.
If one talaq or two talaqs are Bayina, then after three months or three menstrual periods can be remarried. In this case, the divorced wife does not need to marry the second husband and get a divorce from him.
How do remarry after one or two Talaqs?
One talaq or double talaq does not require remarriage but he can take back his wife. A fair and beautiful rule of return is prevalent in Islam. The rule of divorce in Islam is to divorce three times in three months.
Remarrying is unnecessary if the first divorce takes place within three months. Rajat means expressing the desire to keep the marital relationship going through verbal actions such as intercourse with the wife or kissing or pressing.
In this case, they can start a family without remarrying. However, the husband will have the right to only two divorces.
In the same way, there will be an opportunity to return (return) within three months after the second divorce.
When can I not be married?
If a husband divorces his wife for the third time, then there will be no chance of reign, but there will be no chance of remarriage after three months.
However, after three divorces, if the second man marries the wife and the second husband also divorces, the first husband can remarry.
In the Holy Quran, Allah Ta’ala says –
(After two divorces) If she divorces a third time, this wife will not be halal for her until she marries another husband. ‘(Surat al-Baqara, 229)
This type of marriage is called Halala marriage. Halala means halal marriage for the first husband.
In this case, there are three things to keep in mind
- The second husband must voluntarily marry the divorced wife and divorce. Halala will not work if it is an impure form of marriage.
- Divorce must take place after intercourse with the second husband, even if it is for a moment.
- The first husband has to get married three months after the second husband divorces.
FAQs - about can I remarry my wife after divorce?
Is there a waiting period before I can remarry my ex-wife?
Yes, there is Iddat after divorce. If there is one or two talaqs, you can marry her after Iddat. After Iddat, if both parties agree, he can remarry her.
Can I remarry her during her ‘iddah?
Yes, if she has one or two divorces then you can return her during Iddat. Then there is no need to remarry. And if three talaqs are obtained, one has to wait until marriage with another husband and divorce from his side in the usual way.
Do I need to make a new marriage contract or ceremony to remarry him?
Yes, remarrying your ex-spouse requires a new marriage contract (nikah). This is a formal and legal requirement in Islam.
Do we need witnesses for remarriage?
Yes, just like the initial marriage, you will need two adult Muslim witnesses for the new marriage contract when remarrying your ex-spouse.
What if my ex-wife remarried someone else after the divorce?
If your ex-wife has remarried someone else and wants to remarry you, she must obtain a divorce from her current husband (if applicable) and complete her ‘iddah period before remarrying you.
Are there any conditions or considerations to keep in mind while remarrying an ex-spouse in Islam?
Although remarrying an ex-spouse is permissible, it is important to ensure that both parties are willing and that the decision is based on genuine mutual consent and the intention to maintain a healthy and harmonious relationship.
Is it advisable to involve a religious authority or scholar when remarrying an ex-spouse?
Yes, it is advisable to seek guidance from a qualified Islamic scholar or religious authority when remarrying an ex-spouse to ensure that all Islamic principles and procedures are properly followed.
You can remarry your ex-wife, but the process of remarrying – If the husband wishes to return his wife during the period of Iddat after granting one or two talaqs, then it is not necessary to remarry her but it is sufficient to return her verbally. It is called ‘Rajaat’ in Islamic terminology. if she has passed three months after getting one talaq or two divorces, she has to remarry with a new contract.
If he wants to marry her after three talaqs, then she cannot easily be remarried, then she gets married to another man, after spending time with him as husband and wife, if the second husband divorces her in the normal way, then the Iddat is over. After that, the first husband can remarry.