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Is it legal to marry pregnant woman.

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Asam-aleykum, I would like to know is it possilble to marry a prengnant woman.


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Is it legal to marry pregnant woman

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Respected brother, if the pregnant woman is someones wife, obviously it would be unlawful for a believer who sincerely fears Allah and the Last Day to seek a married woman in Shariah Law.


If the woman is divorced or is a widow and is pregnant, then it is obligatory upon her to fulfill her iddah or waiting period of divorce (or death of her husband), which in Shariah Law is until she has delivered her child. A marriage to a woman who is observing her iddah or waiting period of divorce (or the death of her husband) would be illegal and null and void in the Sight of Shariah Law, and in the Sight of Allah Subhanah.


But if the woman is pregnant due to illegal sexual intercourse or zina, it would obviously neither be prudent nor piety for a believer who fears Allah and the Last Day to seek such an impious woman in marriage. But if for any reason a believer seeks to marry such a woman, provided all the other obligatory conditions of a nikaah are fulfilled, the marriage itself will be considered legal in the Sight of Shariah Law.


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