as salaamu alaikum
i would like to forward a question to mufti elias saheb and would like to get an understanding and an answer to this:
a man has married a revert , as a few years have passed,an incident took place where this revert (wife) was in a drunken state,
upon that there was an argument between husband and wife,in that the wife stated that she is not a muslim so the islamic rules of the husband does not apply to her. (note that she did recite the kalima and currently is still a muslim). while in that argument the husband gives her 3 talaaqs after she had mentioned that she is not a muslim. (please note ,that the wife was a christian before)
after a few weeks have passed,the husband mentioned that the nikah was broken due to her mentioning such words,so his 3 talaaqs that he had issued was infact invalid and that the nikah was broken when she had mentioned she is not a muslim anymore. so he advised her to read the kalima again and they had performed a new nikah.
what is the validation of this nikah?
is it the correct ruling in islam that this husband had adopted?
does the 3 talaaqs fall in to place that the husband had uttered as he mentioned he was angry when doing so?
please advise . awaiting your reply