Remote divorce


salam ‘alaykum Shaykh,

Insha-Allah you are doing well.

How would a man proceed to divorce his wife who is in another country and cannot be present with him?


As-Salamu ‘Alaikum,

As far as legal divorce is concerned, one may learn from this article The Long-Distance Divorce | Blog | Miller Law Group (

All schools allow divorce in any manner in which there is an indication of it, either by oral word or in writing, explicitly or implicitly (such as when the husband says: “You are haram for me”, or “You are separated” or “Go, get married”, or “You are free to go wherever you want,” or “Join your family,” and so on).
Allah knows best!

Dr. Senad Agic, Imam
SABAH – Chicago
9920 Grand Ave
Franklin Park, IL 60131

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