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Zina, Forgiveness, and Nikah: Understanding Shariah Rulings

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Q: I want to know a fatwa on zina. If a girl do zina once in her life before engagement with someone else and seeks forgiveness from Allah and after sometime she got engaged with a person who did not do zina in his entire life and the girl tells her fiance that she did zina mistakenly. Now she seeks forgiveness since she did this sin. What is the order of shariah about this? Is the nikah halal or haram with that girl?


A: The nikaah is halaal and valid. He will be rewarded immensely for concealing the mistakes of others.

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.

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