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Marrying a married new Muslim

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Q: I have married with a non-muslim girl but now she is muslim. She accepted islaam but when I mary her she was already married with a non muslim man. In this condition my marriage is halal or haraam?

Bismillaah

A: Your nikaah with her was not valid as she was already married. However, after she accepted Islaam her nikaah with her previous husband broke and iddat became compulsory upon her. The iddat is the passing of three haiz.  After the passing of three haiz, it will be permissible for her to marry you, provided her husband does not accept Islam during the iddat period. If her husband accepts Islam, then she will remain in his nikah. You should sincerely repent to Allah Tala for the sin you committed through getting involved with a non Muslim married woman.

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 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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