Q: I was told that if you and your spouse are in a non-Muslim /Dar ul Harb country and you go to Dar ul Islam (or vice versa) for a visit, your Nikaah is terminated. Is this true? Would it apply e.g. if the husband goes on vacation to Egypt, leaving his wife behind in South Africa for a few weeks?
A: This is not correct. The nikaah will not terminate.
And Allah Ta’ala (الله تعالى) knows best.
Mufti Zakaria Makada
Checked & Approved:
Mufti Ebrahim Salejee (Isipingo Beach)