Praise be to Allaah.
Divorce issued in writing or via e-mail or text message
counts as such so long as the intention to divorce is present or it is
accompanied by signs that point to intention to divorce.
But if that is written in order to show his handwriting or
with the intention to make his wife worry, but without the intention to
divorce her, then it does not count as such.
But if you are uncertain about your intention when you wrote
the message, or you forgot what your intention was, the divorce does count
See the answer to question no.
In order for divorce to be valid, it is not stipulated that
the wife should hear it or that witnesses should be present.
Divorce during the wife’s menses or during a period of purity
in which a man has had intercourse with his wife, does not count as such
according to the more correct opinion. See the answer to question no.
Divorce issued in a state of extreme anger does not count as
such. See the answer to question no.
The threefold divorce counts as one divorce, according to the
more correct opinion, whether one says: “You are divorced, you are divorced,
you are divorced”, or he says: “You are thrice divorced” or “You are
If a man divorces his wife and she begins the ‘iddah, then he
divorces her again before taking her back, the second divorce does not count
according to the more correct opinion, because divorce can only be valid
after doing the marriage contract or after taking the wife back.
Shaykh Ibn ‘Uthaymeen (may Allah have mercy on him) said: The
more correct view concerning this entire issue is that there is no threefold
divorce at all, unless he issues a divorce then takes her back, or makes a
new marriage contract otherwise the threefold divorce does not count as
such. This is the view favoured by Shaykh al-Islam Ibn Taymiyah (may Allah
have mercy on him), and it is the correct view. End quote from ash-Sharh
Based on the above, you can work out the number of divorces
that you issued.
Husbands have to fear Allah, may He be exalted, and not take
the verses of Allah in jest, or toy with divorce and use it for purposes
other than those for which it was ordained.
And Allah knows best.