Ask Imaam

My husband said "I divorce you" three times in anger has divorce occurred?
In the name of Allah al-Rahman al-Rahim

According to the aforementioned statement, your husband issued one divorce to you first and two after, he said ‘I divorce you’ and he also accepts this, without doubt, final irrevocable divorce has taken place. The woman has become unlawful for the man, and without Halalah, she cannot become lawful for him. Upon my asking, your husband has also confirmed that he issued three divorces to his wife.

Anger does not prevent divorce from taking place, in fact, divorce is given in anger; according to my knowledge, there is no individual who has ever issued divorce whilst he was happy.

Allah (Most High) states that:

“Then if she is divorced for the third time, then that women will not be lawful to him, until she lives with another husband, then if that second one divorces her, then there is no sin on them that they come together again, if they think that they will observe the limits of Allah.”

[Surah al-Baqarah, Verse 230]

My master A’la Hazrat Imam Ahmad Raza Khan (May Allah envelope him in mercy) states in Fatawa Ridawiyyah, “And anger is a futile excuse, divorce usually takes place in anger.” In another place, he states, “Anger is not a preventer of divorce, in fact, divorce mostly takes place in a state of anger.”

[Fatawa Ridawiyyah, Volume 12, pg366]