Marrying a married man

Answered according to Hanafi Fiqh by

Q: Are we as Muslim women allowed to marry a married Muslim man. I like my boss. Everyone says he is married but he never told me he was married. I really like him and I think he likes me too. Is it wrong if I tell him how I feel towards him and pursue him?


A: We advise that you get your elders involved. The best thing for women is to remain at home and not to be at the workplace. When women go out to workplaces then these are the problems that they will encounter. Hence, remain at home and guard your respect and chastity. In these matters, don’t become bold by not keeping in the spirit of Islam.

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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