Mu' meneen Brothers and Sisters,
As Salaam Aleikum wa Rahmatullahi wa Barakatuh. (May Allah's Peace, Mercy and Blessings be upon all of you)
One of our brothers/sisters has asked this question:
i used to sleep with prostitutes but now i have stopped this, after i fell in love with one of them this same prostitute says she loves me and wants to marry me, she will accept islam and wants to leave her old profession?
what should i do? i think of this all the time i sit and cry over this all day i want to marry a woman who prays 5 times sometimes i feel i should keep two wives please help me
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In the name of Allah, We praise Him, seek His help and ask for His forgiveness. Whoever Allah guides none can misguide, and whoever He allows to fall astray, none can guide them aright. We bear witness that there is no one (no idol, no person, no grave, no prophet, no imam, no dai, nobody!) worthy of worship but Allah Alone, and we bear witness that Muhammad(saws) is His slave-servant and the seal of His Messengers.
Allah says in the Holy Quran Chapter 39 Surah Zumur verses 53-54: (O Prophet) say: O My servants who have wronged their own souls.Do not despair of Allahs Mercy! Surely, Allah forgives all sins. He indeed is the All Forgiving, All Merciful. Return to your Lord and submit to Him before the scourge overtakes you; for then you may get no help from anywhere.
Allah says in the Holy Quran Chapter 6 Surah Anaam verse 54: When those come to you who believe in Our Signs, say: "Peace be on you! Your Lord had inscribed for Himself (the rule of) Mercy. Verily if any of you did evil in ignorance, and thereafter repented and amended (his conduct), Lo! He is Oft-Forgiving, Most Merciful."
No matter what sins one might have done in the past, if one seeks sincere repentance from Allah Subhanah and amends his conduct, he will find his Lord Oft Forgiving, Most Merciful.
Your Question: this same prostitute says she loves me and wants to marry me, she will accept islam and wants to leave her old profession?
what should i do?
If the sister, no matter what she might have done in her past, wishes to believe, make sincere repentance, and amend her conduct; Allah Subhanah will forgive all her past sins at her acceptance of Islam.
If after knowing her past, a believer still wishes to marry her, it would indeed be a noble and righteous act in the sight of the Lord.
Your Question: i want to marry a woman who prays 5 times sometimes i feel i should keep two wives please help me
Allah Subhanah has permitted the believers to seek in marriage a maximum of four wives at any one time, if they wish to do so. Thus there is absolutely no harm if one wishes to keep two wives, provided he fears Allah Subhanah and does justice between them with his time and his wealth.
Whatever written of Truth and benefit is only due to Allahs Assistance and Guidance, and whatever of error is of me. Allah Alone Knows Best and He is the Only Source of Strength.
Your Brother in Islam,