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Marrying ex wife again, is Halala necessary?


Sir salam
My questioning related to marrying  ex-wife. Sir I know if someone divorce his wife then after halala they can marry again BUT if only NIKAH is placed and there were no physical relationship between husband and wife and husband gave divorce then what Islam says in this condition.
Without physical relation divorce took placed now they want to marry again DO THEY HAVE TO DO HALALA in this situation too.
Thanks and waiting for response please


Wa-Alaykum Assalam Wa Rahmtu-Allah,

In the Name of Allah, the All-Beneficent, the All-Merciful.

By Halala, you mean that the marriage has undergone a divorce “three times” and you now want to re-marry.  The wife will then need to marry some one else, consummate the marriage, and then the new husband will need to divorce her, the iddah to be completed and then the marriage with the first husband to take place.

However, in your question it seems that you are asking about a divorce that has not been consumated yet, and that this is the first divorce.  Therefore this will not apply here in any case.

S.L. Al-Hakim