Fatwa: # 34946
Category: Marriage (Nikah)
Country: United Arab Emirates
Date: 28th January 2016


Marrying a Prostitute


I want to marry a prostitute, she is 34 Years old and i am 28 years old. We both are muslim and sge promised me that she will leave her fast and she will start new life with me. What should i do?



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

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

There are two fundamental objectives of a marriage, chastity and comfort. Your intention to marry the woman in reference is as risky as it is noble. 

Mufti Shaf’i states in Ma’aariful Qur-an, “if a woman is a habitual adulterer and does not beg Allah’s pardon, then truly believing Muslim male, for whom marriage is a religious trust, would not fancy such a woman, especially knowing fully well that she would not give up her obnoxious habit of adultery even after the bond of marriage.”[1]

We advise you to apply your mind carefully and also make Istikhara. If you are certain that you will maintain your chastity through marrying the woman and she too will adopt a chaste life and give you the required peace and comfort in the marriage then marrying the person will be an act of virtue as by marrying her, you would be giving her a life of honour and dignity. 

And Allah Ta’āla Knows Best

Ahmad Jafari

Student Darul Iftaa
Atlanta, Georgia, USA

Checked and Approved by,
Mufti Ebrahim Desai.


[1](350/6) Ma’aariful Qur-an (English Translation)- Maktaba-e Darul ‘Uloom




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