Q: I am in quite a predicament I need advice please. We have a person that reverted and became murtad due to marriage issues with her husband who was Muslim. The person in question taught at our Muslim school before marriage. We currently have a vacancy and she applies and claims to be Muslim. People that got her married and had personal interaction realise that this person character is manipulative and deceiving. She claims that she is Muslim but lives with her parents who are unaware that she is muslim. A parent that heard about her employment contacted her mother as per her mothers knowledge she ain’t Muslim and she eats what they eat. Based on this case please assist me with some knowledgeable answers. Based on our Deen Quraan and Hadith.
1) If a murtad returns to deen what is the process.
2) If she was divorced should she do iddat and even if she went murtad.
3) Your advice with employing a character of such a nature at a Muslim school considering she will be a role model.
4) What should a parent do in a situation like this?
A: As you say that she is manipulative, then one should keep a safe distance from such a person. However, if someone is sincerely wanting to come back to deen then the doors of Islam are never shut to anybody. She may re-enter as she had entered initially.
The iddat commences from the time she was divorced.
And Allah Ta’ala (الله تعالى) knows best.
Mufti Ebrahim Salejee (Isipingo Beach)