Marrying a man who committed zina

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1. What does Islam say about doing zina before marriage? My husband committed zina with his cousin before marrying me and continued committing zina with her after we got married. My husband told me about it when his cousin was gettind married to someone else.

2. He said that it is his right since Islam allowed 2nd or 3rd marriage. So whatever he had done, it was his RIGHT in Islam.



1. They could marry.

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.