Category: Marriage
Fatwa#: 4164
Asked Country: South Africa

Answered Date: Dec 21,2001

Title: If a man marries a women only to realise on his wedding night that she is not a virgin, What are the repercussions ?

Question

Answer

The second part of your question is ambiguous. What do you mean by
repurcussion? Kindly elaborate.

However, before committing to marriage, a person (male or female) has the
right to enquire and investigate any matter relevant to marriage concerning
the potential marriage partner. If he/ she did not do so, that will be
considered as negligence on his/her part. Marriage is a major step in ones
life and it is expected of a person to exercise extreme precaution before
committing to marriage. If upon investigating, the person was misled, that
will be deception. In the context of your question, if a male enquired from
a female about her virginity before marriage, and was misled, then he has
the right to address that with his wife.

and Allah Ta'ala Knows Best

Mufti Ebrahim Desai
FATWA DEPT

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