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Is it acceptable in ISLAM to marry a divorcee already having children

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Is it acceptable in ISLAM to marry a divorcee already having children but she cant give birth to any more children after the marraige and similar case regarding widows.


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Permissible to marry widow

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The Messenger of Allah (saws) had eleven wives, and except for Hadrat Aisha (r.a.) and Hadrat Maimunah (r.a.), all his other wives were either widows or divorcees.


It is absolutely legal and permissible in Islam for a believer to seek to marry amongst the believing divorcees or widows, regardless of whether they have children or are childless, provided all the other conditions of marriage (being a non-mehram, mehr, witnesses, consent of the bride and her guardian, etc.) are met.


If the woman knows that she has a medical condition whereby she would be unable to have further children, it would be considered righteousness on her part to inform her condition to the man who seeks to marry her before their marriage. If the man, knowing her condition, accepts to marry her there is absolutely no harm and their marriage would be considered absolutely legal and acceptable in the sight of Islamic Law.


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Your Brother in Islam,





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