Status of nikaah if a non-Muslim couple accept Islam

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1. A Non-Muslim married couple who were married from before, after reverting to Islam, is it compulsory for the couple to do Nikah again?

2. In the above situation, after accepting Islam, if its compulsory to do Nikah again, is mahr (dowry) compulsory?

3. Is the Nikah valid just by registering the marriage?



1. No.

2. No.

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.