If a man is in a state of blind anger pronounces the words of divorce to his wife is it considered a valid divorce?
There are certain persons who may utter the words of divorce and the marriage is not affected. These people include any one who is in a state of blind anger. In order to make things easier to understand, let us remember that if a mad person utters the word of divorce his wife remains married to him. This is because a mad person does not have proper control over his actions or his utterances. If a person who is not mad looses his temper to the extent that he does not understand what he is saying, his divorce of his wife, if it happens when he is in that state, is not valid. He is deemed to have temporarily lost control of what he says or does. It needs to be pointed out, however, that every case of anger is sufficient grounds for invalidating divorce. If the angry person understands what he says and its significance, then he must stand by what he says. His divorce is valid. It follows that in such cases the person concerned himself is the only one who is able to determine whether he kne