Marrying a married woman

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Q: I want to get married to a Christian girl and she is even willing to convert to Islam now. She is not Muslim yet, actually she was with a Muslim boy before and he took her to the mosque to do nikaah as she only did it because that boy wanted her to go to mosque with her and they did as well but as per her she did it because that boy wanted to do nikaah with her according to Islam. The permission of her mother was also not in it.

My question is, was the nikaah valid or not, as she said yes in the mosque in front of the Imaam. If the nikaah is valid then what should I do?

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A: When she is already in marriage then she cannot marry a second person.

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


Answered by:

Mufti Ebrahim Salejee (Isipingo Beach)