Should an adulterer only marry an adulteress?

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Q: While searching for a marriage partner, should I look for another ‘zani’ woman as according to the Quran, a zani should not marry with a clean slate Muslim. Please help me.


A: Look for a clean woman. Unfortunately, you have not understood the verse of the Quraan.

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


Answered by:

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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