Status of nikaah if wife commits zina

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1. If a wife committed zina but husband forgives her, do they remain husband wife or their nikah will be ended?

2. After forgiving, they did not have any relation as husband wife and now they want to be husband and wife again, what should they do?



1. Yes

2. The nikaah still remains.

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


Answered by:

Mufti Zakaria Makada

Checked & Approved:

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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