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Is our nikkah valid or would we need to do it again??


My and my husband commited Zina days before our nikkah. Is our nikkah valid as we have both repented however I have read that we needed to repent before our nikkah which we were unaware of ,Is our nikkah valid or would we need to do it again??


Salamun Alaykum

Thank you for your query.

 إِنَّمَا ٱلتَّوْبَةُ عَلَى ٱللَّهِ لِلَّذِينَ يَعْمَلُونَ ٱلسُّوٓءَ بِجَهَٰلَةٍ ثُمَّ يَتُوبُونَ مِن قَرِيبٍ فَأُو۟لَٰٓئِكَ يَتُوبُ ٱللَّهُ عَلَيْهِمْ ۗ وَكَانَ ٱللَّهُ عَلِيمًا حَكِيمًا

[Acceptance of] repentance by Allah is only for those who commit evil out of ignorance and then repent promptly. It is such whose repentance Allah will accept, and Allah is all-knowing, all-wise. (Nisa/17)

According to Ayatullah al-Udhma Sayyid Ali Sistany:

Question: If a married woman commits adultery with a man, what would be the ruling about them.

Answer: The married woman becomes permanently forbidden for him (obligatory precaution).

Question: If an unmarried lady and a man have had pre-marital sex, are they allowed to enter marriage contract (Nikah) with each other?

Answer: Yes, they are allowed, after their repentance.

May Allah(swt) grant you success


Syed Haider