Will a civil divorce affect nikaah?

Answered according to Hanafi Fiqh by Muftionline.co.za
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Q: I will be looking to get a second wife from Pakistan. The thing is that I want to dissolve my legal marriage in Canada. My wife is aware of me getting my second marriage. If I file for a civil divorce will it affect my Shari nikaah in any way?

Bismillaah

A: Yes.

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

 

Answered by:

Mufti Ebrahim Salejee (Isipingo Beach)

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