Threatening of divorce while joking

Q 1: A husband was joking with his wife and told her that he would divorce her. He repeated his words three times. In this case, (Part No. 20; Page No. 190) will the divorce be effective?

A: This is not considered Talaq (divorce pronounced by a husband); it is just a threat to do so. May Allah grant us success. May peace and blessings be upon our Prophet, his family, and Companions.