Marriage between a Sunni and Shia

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Q: My husband gave me only one written divorce (not 3) 3 years back in dubai. After that he realized and made rujoo. I don’t remember after how many days, as I am Sunni Muslim and my husband is Shia, our beliefs are different. I have heard so many times that if a person gave one time divorce and make rujoo (intercourse) then the marriage will continue, I want to know do I have to make any iddat at that time, we don’t know, but if there would be any iddat time then what will I do, do I have to give kuffara? We now moved to Canada one year back from dubai. I will be very thankful as I am very confuse about iddat.


A: The marriage between sunnis and shias is not right. It is compulsory for you to break away from him.

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


Answered by:

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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