Renewing the nikaah if marriage was not consummated

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Q: I married my wife and didn’t have intercourse with her for 4 months, do I have to marry her again?


A: No, you do not have to repeat your nikaah. Your nikaah is intact.

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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