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Haram Beginnings: Can a Marriage Survive?

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Q: ‘If you start it with haram, it can never be blessed’ Is it true? Is it true that the marriage can not last long if it was started in a haram way like sex before marriage? How do I make it work after marriage?


A: If you sincerely repent and rectify yourself and resolve never to go back to the wrong and you discourage others from all the types of wrongs and inappropriate activity, insha-Allah you will receive the barkat of nikaah like others enjoy.

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

Answered by:

Mufti Ebrahim Salejee (Isipingo Beach)

This answer was collected from MuftiOnline.co.za, 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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