Wanting to Marry a Girl With Whom Zina Was Committed

Fatwa ID: 04702

Answered by: Maulana Muddasser Dhedhy

 

Question:

 

Assalamu Alaikum.

I had a question regarding Zina and I need advice. I know a sister whom I have known since we were kids and we then lost contact due to going to different schools and living in different areas. We then met in college in 2012 and we both ended up getting feelings for each other. She got married in 2014 and it’s been around 4 years since she has been married. In that time over the last year we committed Zina and we are very ashamed of what we did and regret it so much. If I had the chance to back, by Allah I wouldn’t have ever committed that sin again.

 

The issue is that over the last few years, her husband has been violent towards her physically and she is going through the Khula route to separate as she feels she cannot live with him anymore nor risk her life and well-being over this marriage.

 

My question is this, after the khula, would I be allowed to marry her or no? If I repent and want to marry her? Would the marriage be valid? Her parents, as well as my parents, have stated that once she separates and if I want to marry her they will allow me to, but Islamically would the marriage be valid?

 

Lastly, if the husband has ill feelings towards me and if he doesn’t forgive me, would I get punished by Allah on the day of judgment and if he doesn’t forgive me, would I be able to marry the girl or no?

 

 

In the name of Allah, the Most Gracious, the Most Merciful

 

 

Answer:

 

After khula has been done and the iddah period has passed, you may marry this sister.[1]

As for her ex-husband’s ill feelings towards you, if you do go ahead and marry her after her iddah has passed, as long as you did not encourage her to leave her husband then you will not be responsible for the separation.

 

 

Only Allah knows best

Written by Maulana Muddasser Dhedhy

Checked and approved by Mufti Mohammed Tosir Miah

Darul Ifta Birmingham

 

 

 

[1](وَ) صَحَّ نِكَاحُ (حُبْلَى مِنْ زِنًى لَا) حُبْلَى (مِنْ غَيْرِهِ) أَيْ الزِّنَى لِثُبُوتِ نَسَبِهِ وَلَوْ مِنْ حَرْبِيٍّ أَوْ سَيِّدِهَا الْمُقِرِّ بِهِ (وَإِنْ حَرُمَ وَطْؤُهَا) وَدَوَاعِيهِ (حَتَّى تَضَعَ) مُتَّصِلٌ بِالْمَسْأَلَةِ الْأُولَى لِئَلَّا يَسْقِيَ مَاءَهُ زَرْعَ غَيْرِهِ إذْ الشَّعْرُ يَنْبُتُ مِنْهُ.

(قَوْلُهُ: وَصَحَّ نِكَاحُ حُبْلَى مِنْ زِنًى) أَيْ عِنْدَهُمَا. وَقَالَ أَبُو يُوسُفَ لَا يَصِحُّ وَالْفَتْوَى عَلَى قَوْلِهِمَا، كَمَا فِي الْقُهُسْتَانِيِّ عَنْ الْمُحِيطِ. وَذَكَرَ التُّمُرْتَاشِيُّ أَنَّهَا لَا نَفَقَةَ لَهَا وَقِيلَ لَهَا ذَلِكَ، وَالْأَوَّلُ أَرْجَحُ؛ لِأَنَّ الْمَانِعَ مِنْ الْوَطْءِ مِنْ جِهَتِهَا بِخِلَافِ الْحَيْضِ لِأَنَّهُ سَمَاوِيٌّ بَحْرٌ عَنْ الْفَتْحِ (قَوْلُهُ: حُبْلَى مِنْ غَيْرٍ إلَخْ) شَمَلَ الْحُبْلَى مِنْ نِكَاحٍ صَحِيحٍ أَوْ فَاسِدٍ أَوْ وَطْءِ شُبْهَةٍ أَوْ مِلْكِ يَمِينٍ، وَمَا لَوْ كَانَ الْحَبَلُ مِنْ مُسْلِمٍ أَوْ ذِمِّيٍّ أَوْ حَرْبِيٍّ (قَوْلُهُ:؛ لِثُبُوتِ نَسَبِهِ) فَهِيَ فِي الْعِدَّةِ وَنِكَاحُ الْمُعْتَدَّةِ لَا يَصِحُّ (رد المحتار ج 4 ص 141. دار الكتب العلمية)

لَا يَجُوزُ لِلرَّجُلِ أَنْ يَتَزَوَّجَ زَوْجَةَ غَيْرِهِ وَكَذَلِكَ الْمُعْتَدَّةُ، كَذَا فِي السِّرَاجِ الْوَهَّاجِ. سَوَاءٌ كَانَتْ الْعِدَّةُ عَنْ طَلَاقٍ أَوْ وَفَاةٍ أَوْ دُخُولٍ فِي نِكَاحٍ فَاسِدٍ أَوْ شُبْهَةِ نِكَاحٍ، كَذَا فِي الْبَدَائِعِ. (الفتاوى الهندية ج 1 ص 309. دار الكتب العلمية)

كتاب النوازل ج 8 ص 175-176. المركز العلمي للنشر و التحقيق لال باغ مراد آباد

فتاوى محمودية ج 11 ص 118. دار الإفتاء جامعة فاروقية كراتشي

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