Hadith on Divorce: Evidence triple talaq only counts as one divorce

Yazid ibn Rukanah reported: Rukanah had divorced his wife irrevocably and the Prophet, peace and blessings be upon him, only counted it as one divorce.

Source: Sunan Abī Dāwūd 2196

Grade: Hasan (fair) according to Al-Albani

Ibn al-Qayyim writes, “It was judged to count as one divorce by Al-Zubayr ibn al-‘Awwam and Abdur Rahman ibn ‘Awf, as related by Ibn Wadah. It was narrated from Ali, may Allah ennoble his countenance, and Ibn Mas’ud in two narrations, similar to Ibn Abbas. As for the successors, it was judged so by ‘Ikramah, as narrated by Isma’il ibn Ibrahim from Ayyub, and it was judged so by Tawus. As for the students of the successors, it was judged so by Muhammad ibn Ishaq, as related by Imam Ahmad and others. It was judged so by Khilas ibn ‘Amr and Al-Harith al-‘Ukli. As for their students, it was judged so by Dawud ibn Ali and most of his students, as related from them by Abu al-Muflis, Ibn Hazm, and others. It was judged so by some of the students of Malik, as related by Al-Tilmisani in Sharh Tafri’ ibn al-Jallab as an opinion of some in the Maliki school.”

Source: I’lām al-Muwaqqi’īn 3/34

عَنْ يَزِيد بْنِ رُكَانَةَ أَنَّ رُكَانَةَ إِنَّمَا طَلَّقَ امْرَأَتَهُ الْبَتَّةَ فَجَعَلَهَا النَّبِيُّ صلى الله عليه وسلم وَاحِدَةً

2196 سنن أبي داود كتاب الطلاق باب نسخ المراجعة بعد التطليقات الثلاث

2196 المحدث الألباني خلاصة حكم المحدث حسن صحيح أبي داود

قال ابن القيم وَأَفْتَى بِأَنَّهَا وَاحِدَةٌ الزُّبَيْرُ بْنُ الْعَوَّامِ وَعَبْدُ الرَّحْمَنِ بْنُ عَوْفٍ حَكَاهُ عَنْهُمَا ابْنُ وَضَّاحٍ وَعَنْ عَلِيٍّ كَرَّمَ اللَّهُ وَجْهَهُ وَابْنِ مَسْعُودٍ رِوَايَتَانِ كَمَا عَنْ ابْنِ عَبَّاسٍ وَأَمَّا التَّابِعُونَ فَأَفْتَى بِهِ عِكْرِمَةُ رَوَاهُ إسْمَاعِيلُ بْنُ إبْرَاهِيمَ عَنْ أَيُّوبَ عَنْهُ وَأَفْتَى بِهِ طَاوُسٌ وَأَمَّا تَابِعُو التَّابِعِينَ فَأَفْتَى بِهِ مُحَمَّدُ بْنُ إِسْحَاقَ حَكَاهُ الْإِمَامُ أَحْمَدُ وَغَيْرُهُ عَنْهُ وَأَفْتَى بِهِ خِلَاسُ بْنُ عَمْرٍو وَالْحَارِثُ الْعُكْلِيُّ وَأَمَّا أَتْبَاعُ تَابِعِي التَّابِعِينَ فَأَفْتَى بِهِ دَاوُد بْنُ عَلِيٍّ وَأَكْثَرُ أَصْحَابِهِ حَكَاهُ عَنْهُمْ أَبُو الْمُفْلِسِ وَابْنُ حَزْمٍ وَغَيْرُهُمَا وَأَفْتَى بِهِ بَعْضُ أَصْحَابِ مَالِكٍ حَكَاهُ التِّلْمِسَانِيُّ فِي شَرْحِ تَفْرِيعِ ابْنِ الْجَلَّابِ قَوْلًا لِبَعْضِ الْمَالِكِيَّةِ

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