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marriage with lewd woman


– I would like to know how can we exactly define a woman “known for fornicating” ? For instance, does a girl who offer prostitution on some websites fall into this category ?
– Also, does a man who want to engage mutah with such a girl (whether she has repented or not) needs her guardian’s permission ? Assuming that, even though a lot of people may know about her activities, maybe or probably her guardian don’t ?
Thank you.


In the Name of Allah, the All-Beneficent, the All-Merciful.
Wa-Alaykum Assalam Wa Rahmtu-Allah,

A woman “known for fornicating” is a woman who amongst a certain circle is known as one who commits adultery. This may be within the internet circle, porn sites, etc, or it may be amongst a geographical community, or amongst friends, or a society etc.

In your question: ” does a girl who offer prostitution on some websites fall into this category ” = the answer would be yes.

Please see Adultery for full details and Q+A on the topic.

In regards to marriage, please see the above link as well as Marriage with Lewd Woman where an answer is provided as follows:

Question: Is it permissible to marry a lewd woman (prostitute)?
Answer: If a man wishes to marry a woman of loose character, he should, as a precaution, wait till she becomes Pak from her menses, irrespective of whether he had committed fornication with her, or anyone else had done so.
Having a certain number of people not knowing about her activities does not make someone like that “not known” about what she does.

S.L. Al-Hakim