Marrying one's ex husband who wants to accept Islam again after becoming an Atheist

Q: I'm a Muslim and my husband left Islam a year ago and became an Athiest. Since then I am living seperately from him and tried my best to bring him back for the sake of our kid. Now he wants to become a Muslim again. I want advice on what should I do in terms of Islamic law since our marriage was over when he became an Athiest. I want to reconcile as well. But whats the procedure for me and also for him to return back to Islam?

A: If he repents and sincerely accepts Islam, it will be permissible for you to remarry him. He should recite the shahaadah and make taubah for his past. Thereafter, a new nikaah should be performed with a new mahr in the presence of muslim witnesses.

And Allah Ta'ala (الله تعالى) knows best.


Answered by:

Mufti Zakaria Makada

Checked & Approved:

Mufti Ebrahim Salejee (Isipingo Beach)