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Second Marriage Against Government

Q:

As-salamu Alikum,

To Marry second women in UK need to give paper divorce to first wife (Want to keep both wife same time) , does this divorce will count in Islam , if yes then how to bring the first wife back in Marriage Islamicaly.

Jazakum Allahu Khyrun

A:

Alaykum Salaam

A divorce only counts if Talaq is recited according to Sharia rules – two
witnesses are also required.

A mere declaration on paper would not count as Talaq.

Please also be mindful that Syed Sistani directs that local Government
laws must be respected at all times.

Kind regards

Abbas Jaffer