Marrying a woman who has her first husbands surname

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Q: If a woman is getting divorced but her identity documents shows her first husbands surname with her name then if she wants to marry another man, is it permissible? Especially since her name will be with her first husbands surname on the new nikaah form.


A: Yes.

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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