Taking a second wife

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Q: My question is if a person has been forcibly married by bribery and blackmail and then later has accepted the nikaah and has treated his wife with loyalty, can he get married again in a second nikaah? Can he do a second nikaah while still married to the first?


A: He has the right to remarry.

And Allah Ta’ala (الله تعالى) knows best.


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Mufti Ebrahim Salejee (Isipingo Beach)

This answer was collected from, where the questions have been answered by Mufti Zakaria Makada (Hafizahullah), who is currently a senior lecturer in the science of Hadith and Fiqh at Madrasah Ta’leemuddeen, Isipingo Beach, South Africa.

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