Status of ones marriage after 3 talaaqs?

Question ID: 23253

Salaams Mufti
My cousin is married for the past 16 yrs and has 3 children, she has been in a very emotionally abusive marriage. Her husband had given her 1 talaaq 2 yrs into their marriage but later reconciled, he then gave her a 2nd Talaaq 9yrs into their marriage and again reconciled, he has now given her a 3rd Talaaq. I would like to know what is the status of her marriage, is she still married to him or is she now divorced and must she sit for the Iddat period?

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Asked on February 15, 2011 3:39 pm
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She is divorced.
She must sit for Iddat from the time the 3rd Talaaq has been issued.
Her Iddat is 3 menses (periods)

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Answered on February 15, 2011 3:39 pm