Q: I want to ask a question about my marriage. I got married when I was 18 to a guy who was 28 at that time. Then we lived together for 7 days because I was a student. So I came back in dubai and he went back to Canada. He never came back from Canada now. It’s been 6 years I am waitng for him and we didn’t have any intercourse in those 7 days. Now what am I supposed to do. Is my nikaah still valid?
A: Refer to an ulama body nearest to you and explain to them your plight and they will follow the right procedures. If they feel that they should cancel the nikaah on account of some shar`ee basis they may do so.
And Allah Ta’ala (الله تعالى) knows best.
Mufti Ebrahim Salejee (Isipingo Beach)