Fatwa: # 22527
Category: Marriage
Country: Canada
Date: 26th September 2012

Title

Can an adulterer who has repented marry a chaste and virtuous spouse

Question

If one commits zina, can he only marry a spouse who has also committed the same sin?

How would one find such a spouse? One can't exactly just put a  post in a newspaper... What is the hikmah here?

Disobeying Allah (SWT) again after such a disobedience is out of the question. What should one do here?

 

JazakAllah Khairan... sorry for having to expose you to this brother.

Answer

Answer:

In the Name of Allah, the Most Gracious, the Most Merciful.

As-salāmu ‘alaykum wa-rahmatullāhi wa-barakātuh.

Zina is an evil deed and from amongst the major sins. A person who has committed zina should sincerely repent to Allah and resolve never to repeat this sin.

 

The Mercy of Allah is vast and if a person is sincere in his repentance, Insha-Allah, his repentance will be accepted and he will be forgiven.

 

A person who has committed adultery in the past, male or female, but is remorseful and repentant, can marry a chaste and virtuous spouse. He does not have to marry someone who has also committed the same sin. [i] [ii] [iii] [iv]

 

And Allah Ta’āla Knows Best

Sohail ibn Arif,
Student Darul Iftaa
Chicago, USA

Checked and Approved by,
Mufti Ebrahim Desai.

فتاوى محمودية، ٧/ ٣٢٧ كتب خانة مظهري [i]

آب كي مسائل أور أن كا حل، ٥/ ٧٦ ٧٨ [ii]

 

وقال أبو حنيفة ومحمد رحمهما الله: يجوز أن يتزوج امرأة حاملاً من الزنا، ولا يطأها حتى تضع [iii]

 وقال أبو يوسف وزفر رحمهما الله: لا يصح النكاح، والفتوى على قول أبي حنيفة ومحمد رحمهما الله

المحيط البرهاني، الفصل الرابع عشر في بيان ما يجوز من الأنكحة وما لا يجوز، ٣/ ٧٨ دار الكتب العلمية

 

و) صح نكاح (حبلى من زنا) عند الطرفين وعليه الفتوى لدخولها تحت النص وفيه إشعار بأنه لو نكح الزاني) [iv]

 فإنه جائز بالإجماع (خلافا لأبي يوسف) قياسا على الحبلى من غيره...(أو) موطوءة (زان) بأن رأى امرأة تزني فتزوجها جاز وللزوج أن يطأها بغير استبراء على الخلاف المذكور أما قوله تعالى {والزانية لا ينكحها إلا زان} [النور: 3] فمنسوخ بقوله تعالى {فانكحوا ما طاب لكم} [النساء: 3] أو المراد بالنكاح فيه الوطء يعني الزانية لا يطؤها إلا زان في حالة الزنا

مجمع الأنهر في شرح ملتقى الأبحر،باب المحرمات، نكاح حبلى من زنا، ١/ ٣٢٩ دار إحياء التراث العربي

 

 

 

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