Muslim woman marrying a non-Muslim man in court

Q: A Muslim woman married a non-Muslim. No nikaah took place, instead just a court marriage. The husband continues with his Hindu lifestyle and the woman continues with her Muslim lifestyle, i.e. she observes fasting and continues with salaah.

Is her ibaadat accepted or all in vain? What advice can we give her?

A: She is not in any nikaah, she is in haraam and living in zina. And if she wants her ibaadat to be accepted she must get out of this immediately, otherwise she is constantly under divine curse and wrath.

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


Answered by:

Mufti Ebrahim Salejee (Isipingo Beach)