Triple Talaq

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Premises:

  1. One can only divorce one’s own spouse.
  2. Saying “Talaq” causes an instant divorce.

Deduction:

If one is a spouse, then, one can say “Talaq” and cause an instant divorce.

If saying “Talaq” once causes an instant divorce, then, a person is no longer a spouse after the first utterance of the word.

To utter the word “Talaq” a second time, right after the first, would not constitute a second divorce as the other person is no longer one’s spouse, and one can only divorce one’s own spouse.talaq-debate

To cause a divorce the second time by effectually saying “Talaq” would necessitate a reconciliation and a restoration of spousal relationship first.

Only after the restoration of the spousal relationship would saying “Talaq” a second time have any meaning.

Conclusion:

This leads to the conclusion that saying “Talaq” multiple times in rapid succession cannot logically lead to multiple divorces in rapid succession if the above two premises hold true.

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