Zeinab  Al-`Alawani, Instructor of Fiqh and Islamic Studies, Graduate School of Islamic and Social Sciences, states the following: The verses in surat Al-Baqarah and At-Talaq provide great details on when and how divorce is applied in Islam. In all of these verses we find that divorce is counted in either after the contract or consummation of marriage has taken place. There is no such divorce if a man is not married yet.