Can I marry a girl whose nikah is over

Fatwa ID: 02396

Answered by: Mufti Eunus Ali

Question:

Can I marry a girl whose nikah is over?

Answer

بسم الله الرحمن الرحيم

It will be permissible to marry a woman who has been divorced and has also completed her waiting period (iddah) of 3 menstrual cycles. It will not be permissible before this.[1]

It is equally important to note that if the woman is merely ‘separated’ from her husband and the formal Islamic method of divorce has not taken place; it will not be permissible to marry that woman.

Only Allah knows best

Written by Mufti Eunus Ali

Checked and approved by Mufti Mohammed Tosir Miah

Darul Ifta Birmingham


[1] Al Fatawa Al Hindiyyah, Volume 1, Page 552, Darul Kutubul Ilmiyyah

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