Cammack, ME, Donovan, H and Heaton, TB (2007) 'Islamic Divorce Law and Practice in Indonesia' in Cammack, ME and Feener, RM (eds.), Islamic Law in Contemporary Indonesia: Ideas and Institutions (Cambridge: Harvard University Press), pp99-127.
Which is why the use of new technology to institute Islamic divorce proceedings (as reported elsewhere in this newspaper)is being discouraged after a Malaysian Islamic court annulled a marriage last week after the husband sent his wife a text message declaring his intentions.
Triple talaq, also known as 'talaq-e-biddat' or instant divorce, is a form of Islamic divorce that has been used by Muslims in India, especially adherents of Hanafi Sunni Islamic schools of jurisprudence.
"We have found that Muslim women ex-prisoners have a multiple of additional needs with respect to Islamic divorce, inheritance, access to children, legal matters in countries of their origin and immigration status to mention a few.
For talaq-e-sunnah (Islamic divorce), the Quran purports efforts of reconciliation and giving notice to the wife over an extended period of up to three months, with the pronouncement of 'talaq' staggered over this period of time.