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Nikah with a man who renounces Islam?


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Question and Answer:
Q. My husband is a revert but does not practice Islam. He now says that he is not a Muslim anymore. Is our Nikah still valid?

(Query published as received)

A. No. Your Nikah is no longer valid. The Nikah terminates upon the husband renouncing the religion of Islam. (al-Fatawa al-Hindiyyah, Vol: 1, Pg: 339 & Jawahirul Fiqh, Vol: 2, Pg: 136)

And Allah Knows Best

Mufti Suhail Tarmahomed

Fatwa Department
Jamiatul Ulama (KZN)
Council of Muslim Theologians

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