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Shah Muhammad Suhail

Marrying the same girl after Zina

Assalamualaikum wa Rahmatullah, Sir, a friend of mine asked me to know. Under the instigation of Satan, he repeatedly indulged in Zina with a girl. He promised to marry the girl. But now she realizes her mistake and wants to come back from haram relationship. By doing this, the girl will be guilty of having a bad word with God? Can he marry this girl? What is the provision of Marrying the same girl after Zina?

Can you Marry the same girl after Zina?

Yes, you can Marrying the same girl after Zina, it is legal in Islam. But it must be remembered that committing zina is a serious sin. This sin is not forgiven without repentance. Although you can marry the girl with whom you committed zina but before marriage you must repent to Allah asking for forgiveness from the sin of Zina.

Ways to repent after zina with a girl

1 To give up that sin.
2 Resolve never to commit that sin again.
3 Shamefully and humbly asking Allah for forgiveness for the said sin.
If you sincerely repent, then hopefully Allah will forgive you for your past sins.

Marrying the same girl after Zina
Marrying the same girl after Zina

How to marry that girl?

If you have no problem in accepting the girl into your family, and you have a strong intention to follow Shari’i rules after marriage, then it will be permissible to marry her. Otherwise you can get married elsewhere. Along with that, it will not be permissible to have any communication with the said girl and to apologize.

عَنْ أَبِي هُرَيْرَةَ رَضِيَ اللَّهُ عَنْهُ قَالَ قَالَ النَّبِيُّ صَلَّى اللَّهُ عَلَيْهِ وَسَلَّمَ: َلَا َيَزْنِي َالزَّانِي حِينَ يَزْنِي وَهُوَ مُؤْمِنٌ وَلَا يَشْرَبُ الْخَمْرَ حِينَ يَشْرَبُ وَهُوَ مُؤْمِنٌ, وَلَا يَسْرِقُ حِينَ يَسْرِقُ وَهُوَ مُؤْمِنٌ, وَلَا يَنْتَهِبُ نُهْبَةً, يَرْفَعُ الناسَُّ إ ِلَيْهِ فِيهَا أَبْصَارَهُمْ, حِينَ يَنْتَهِبُهَا وَهُوَ مُؤْمِنٌ

Narrated by Abu Hurairah (RA). He said, The Prophet (peace and blessings of Allah be upon him) said, “No adulterer commits adultery while a believer and no alcoholic drinks alcohol while a believer.” No thief steals while a believer. A robber does not rob in the state of a believer in such a way that people look up to him when he robs. (Sahih Bukhari, Hadith No-2475)

إِنَّمَا التَّوْبَةُ عَلَى اللَّهِ لِلَّذِينَ يَعْمَلُونَ السُّوءَ بِجَهَالَةٍ ثُمَّ يَتُوبُونَ مِنْ قَرِيبٍ فَأُولَٰئِكَ يَتُوبُ اللَّهُ عَلَيْهِمْ ۗ وَكَانَ اللَّهُ عَلِيمًا حَكِيمًا [٤:١٧]

Surely Allah will accept the repentance of those who do evil by mistake, then repent immediately; These are the people whom Allah forgives. Allah is All-Knowing, All-Knowing. (Surah Nisa-17)

وَإِنِّي لَغَفَّارٌ لِّمَن تَابَ وَآمَنَ وَعَمِلَ صَالِحًا ثُمَّ اهْتَدَىٰ [٢٠:٨٢]

And whoever repents, believes, and does righteous deeds, then remains steadfast on the right path, I am indeed Forgiving. (Surah Taha-82)


Narrated by Aisha. He said, The Messenger of Allah, peace and blessings be upon him, said,

فَإِنَّ العَبْدَ إِذَا اعْتَرَفَ ثُمَّ تَابَ، تَابَ اللَّهُ عَلَيْهِ

If a servant confesses his sin and asks for forgiveness, Allah accepts it. [Sahih Bukhari, Hadith No-4141]

عَنِ ابْنِ عَبَّاسٍ, قَالَ: مَا رَأَيْتُ شَيْئًا أَشْبَهَ بِاللَّمَمِ مِمَّا قَالَ أَبُو هُرَيْرَةَ, عَنِ النَّبِيِّ صَلَّى اللهُ عَلَيْهِ وَسَلَّمَ: إِنَّ اللَّهَ كَ تَبَ عَلَى ابْنِ آدَمَ حَظَّهُ مِنَ الزِّنَا, أَدْرَكَ ذَلِكَ لَا مَحَالَةَ, فَزِنَا الْعَيْنَيْنِ النَّذَرُ, وَزِنَا الِّسَانِ الْمَنْطِقُ, وَالنَفْسُ تَمَنَّى وَتَشْتَهِي, وَالْفَرْجُ يُصَدِّقُ ذَلِكَ وَيُكَذِّبُهُ

Narrated from Ibn Abbas (RA). He said, “There is no hadith related to the most serious sin (than the hadith) narrated from Abu Hurairah (RA). He narrated on the authority of the Holy Prophet, may Allah bless him and grant him peace, that Allah Ta’ala has prescribed a portion of zina for the son of Adam, and he must commit it. And the zina of the eyes is looking, the zina of the mouth is indecent speech, and the zina of the soul is to desire and desire. And finally the Gupta makes it true or false. [Sunan Abu Dawud, Hadith No-2152, Ifaba-2149, Sahih Bukhari, Hadith No-6612]

Is it permissible to marry the daughter of a woman with whom I have committed zina?

Due to not knowing Islam in the past, I mistakenly got involved with a girl several times before my marriage.

After a few days, after realizing my mistake, I repented from that sexual activity out of fear of Allah. In the meantime, the daughter of that Genakari girl has fallen in love with me. I was shy at first and then I fell in love with him.

I married him for about 17 months. The person I had sex with before marriage is now my mother-in-law. I would like to know from honorable sir whether my married wife is valid for me according to Islamic Shari’ah.

Please help me to answer my question. I love my wife very much. What should I do according to Islamic law now?

The answer

No, your marriage with said girl is not consummated. Because, the upper relatives and lower relatives of the adulteress become haram for the adulterer. As such it was forbidden for you to marry the daughter of that woman. So marrying said girl is not pure.

It is imperative that you break up with him as soon as possible. Or even after repenting you are now committing the sin of adultery. Source: Musannif Ibn Shaiba 3/469.

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