Fatwa: # 40634
Category: Marriage (Nikah)
Country: Canada
Date: 5th June 2018


If She was in kufra at the moment of nikah. Was their nikah valid?


Assalāmu `alaikum Warahmatullāhi Wabarakatuh! I wrote some letters to askimam.org, but I haven’t got any asnwers from them for a long time. So I hope that you can help me in Ramadan time and make a good deal for take a pleasure of Allah. We can’t get a help in our country because our knowledge there is very poor especially in fikh. My brother doesn’t speak english good, so I wrote this letter. He made nikah some years ago. His wife didn’t know good islam, especially kufra. She thinks she made kufra before that time.

    If She was in kufra at the moment of nikah. Was their nikah valid? 

    If she can made kufra after nikah, should they made nikah again because of her kufra?


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Please write back to us and explain: What do you mean by the word “kufra”? Do you mean that she said something that made her a non-Muslim [kafir]?

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