Is Khul’ considered a Divorce Pronouncement?
From Majmoo' al-Fataawaa (vol. 32, pg. 289 – 290, 292)
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He (rahimahullaah) was asked about al-Khul‘:
Hasan al-Basri (d.110 A.H.) said:
‘Statements cannot be correct except with actions; Statements and actions cannot be correct except with an intention; and statements, actions and an intention cannot be correct except according to the Sunnah.’
[From ‘Sharh Usool I’tiqaad Ahl-us-Sunnah’ al –Laalkaee 2/57]