Real life story:-
Distraught and tearful man: “Alim Saab, in a moment of utter madness I said to my wife, talaq, talaq , talaq, what can I do?
Alim: “This is not a time to become emotional, but the consequences of your actions means that you are now divorced from your ex-wife who must do halalah (harama!) in order for you to re-marry”.
Three days later:
Distraught man: “Alim Saab, I asked my best friend to do halalah with my wife but they are refusing to divorce because she now finds him a better man than me”.
Alim: My halva is getting cold.