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Is their nikah still valid?

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Husband and wife are separated for more than 9 years, they are not divorced, so does their nikah still holds?

بسم الله الرحمن الرحيم

(Fatwa: 325/216/SN=3/1439)

Yes! Their nikah is still intact. Nikah does not break if husband and wife live separately though for a long time.

Allah knows Best!

Darul Ifta,
Darul Uloom Deoband

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