Source: The Atlantic
BY Danish Raza
In January 2016, Afreen Rehman, a resident of Jaipur, in northwest India, was recovering from a road accident when her husband sent a letter to her maternal uncle and grandfather.
Syed Ashar Ali Warsi had handwritten the word talaq thrice. Their marriage of 16 months was over.
Warsi had used an interpretation of Islamic law that allows a husband to annul a marriage by uttering the word talaq—Arabic for “divorce”—three times. The practice is commonly known as “triple talaq,” or instant divorce.