Encouraging someone involved in zina to get married

Q:

1. A friend of mine is involved in zina with some lady. Would it be better to encourage him to get married to avoid further zina? Would it be better to encourage him to break of the illicit relationship, even though it seems this is a more difficult option owing to the apparent depth of his involvement.

2. If yes for Nikah, is there any chance of this marriage having barakah?

Bismillaah

A:

1. If he cannot break up the relationship encourage him to make nikaah.

2. If he sincerely makes taubah and corrects his life, and works towards the correcting of his wife as well, he will definitely get barakah.

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

 

Answered by:

Mufti Ebrahim Salejee (Isipingo Beach)