1104. Ibn 'Umar
narrated that the Messenger of Allah
said, "There is no lawful matter which is more detested by Allah than divorce!' Related by AbuDawud and Ibn Majah al-Hakim graded it as Sahih.
1105. Ibn 'Umar
narrated that he divorced his wife while she was menstruating during the lifetime of the Prophet
'Umar asked the Prophet
about that and he said, "Let your son take her back and keep her in wedlock until her menstrual period ends and then wait until she has the next period and when it (the period) ends, if he wishes to keep her, he can do so and if he wishes to divorce her, he can do so before having sexual intercourse with her. This is the prescribed period that Allah has fixed for the woman to be divorced." Agreed upon.
1106. In a narration by Muslim, "Order him to take her back and then divorce her when she is (after the time of her period) either pure from menstruation or pregnant."
1107. In another version by Al-Bukhari, 'It was counted as one declaration of divorce (i.e. divorcing her while she is menstruating).'
1108. In a narration by Muslim, Ibn "Umar said (when he was asked him about the one who divorced his wife while she was having her menses), 'If you have made one or two declarations of divorce, Allah's Messenger
commanded me to take her back and then wait until she has her next menses, and then wait until her period ends, and then divorce her before touching her (having sexual intercourse with her). But if you have pronounced the word
of divorce three times (at the same time), then you have disobeyed Allah and His Messenger
in His command about divorcing your wife.'
1109. In another version, "Abdullah Ibn "Umar said, 'So he made her return to me and did not count this divorce (the one pronounced during her menses) and said, "When she is purified, he may divorce her or keep her."
1110. Ibn 'Abbas
narrated, 'Threefold divorce (If one states three pronouncements of divorce at the same time) was counted
as only one divorce during the lifetime of the Prophet
Abu Bakr and two years of the Caliphate of 'Umar . Then 'Urnar
'People have become hasty in a matter in which they used to take their time (i.e. divorce) before deciding on it. So, I wish if we implement it on them (count them as three divorces if they say at one time).' (320) So Umar implemented it. Related by Muslim.320. He means it as a punishment to let them think it over first, before pronouncing divorce three times at the same time.
1111. Mahmud bin Labid
narrated. 'The Messenger of Allah
was told about a man who divorced his wife by making three pronouncements of divorce at the same time (threefold divorce). The Prophet
got up very angrily and said, "Are you playing games with Allah's Book while I am among you?" A man got up and said, '0 Messenger of Allah, shall I kill him?' Narrated by An-Nasa'i with a sound chain of narrators.
1112. Ibn Abbas
narrated, Abu Rukanah divorced his wife (irrevocably). The Messenger of Allah
thereupon said to him, "Take your wife back." Abu Rukanah then said. 'I have divorced her three times.' The Messenger of Allah
again said to him,"I know that. Take her back." Related by Abu Dawud.
1113. In a narration by Ahmad, 'Abu Rukanah divorced his wife irrevocably (by making three pronouncements of divorce) in one sitting. He then became very sad. The Messenger of Allah
said to him, "It is considered as one(divorce)." There is a weak narrator in its chain.
1114. Abu Dawud narrated with a stronger chain of narrators, 'Rukanah divorced his wife Suhaymah irrevocably. (When he went to the Messenger of Allah
he said, "By Allah, I only intended it to be one time (as one divorce)." The Messenger of Allah
returned her to him.