May Allaah reward you without count for ISLAMQA.
My question is regarding KHULA, and it has 2 parts.
I read the process of Khula in one of your answers, and what I understand is as follows:
1. The wife asks the husband for Khula.
2. The wife returns the complete, or part of, the mehr that she got, or they couple agrees upon it.
3. The husband says either “faaraqtuki” or “khaala’tuki” to the wife.
4. They are not husband and wife any more
I hope I understand the procedure correctly.
Currently, the situation is that the wife has asked the husband for Khula and the husband has told her not to return any of the mehr to him.
So my 2 questions are:
1. Keeping in mind the above situation of the husband and wife, all the husband needs to do now is say “faaraqtuki” or “khaala’tuki”, and their marriage will be over?
2. In case the wife is at her parents’ house and not with the husband, can the husband type “faaraqtuki” / “khaala’tuki” and send it as a text message, or is it obligatory to say these words verbally on call?
Jazaak Allaah Kheir