Answered by Mawlana Ilyas Patel
Can a man marry the same woman twice without getting a divorce? Like in European countries, people get married and then marry again when they fly back home.
In the Name of Allah, the Most Merciful and Compassionate
I pray you are in good faith and health. Thank you for your question.
There is no need for another marriage ceremony (nikah). However, this can occur and be assumed as a renewal marriage (Tajdid Nikah). Sometimes, European marriages are based on civil and country law, and back-home marriages are an Islamic marriage ceremony (nikah).
It is a cautionary measure for a simpleton to renew his faith (iman) daily and marriage with his wife every month, once or twice, with two witnesses.
[Ibn ʿAbidin, Radd al-Muhtar]
I would like you to go through the valuable answers and links below. You will receive guidance and direction in sha Allah.
- The Elements of Meaningful Marriage Contracts – SeekersGuidance
- A Guide to Marriage: SeekersGuidance Reader – SeekersGuidance
- Love, Marriage, and Relationships in Islam: All Your Questions Answered (seekersguidance.org)
- Etiquette of Marriage: A Comprehensive SeekersGuidance Reader
- Is It Valid to Marry the Same Person Again While Being Married to Him? – SeekersGuidance
[Mawlana] Ilyas Patel
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Mawlana Ilyas Patel is a traditionally-trained scholar who has studied in the UK, India, Pakistan, Syria, Jordan, and Turkey. He started his early education in the UK. He went on to complete the hifz of the Quran in India, then enrolled in an Islamic seminary in the UK, where he studied the secular and ‘Aalimiyya sciences. He then traveled to Karachi, Pakistan. He has been an Imam in Rep of Ireland for several years. He has taught hifz of the Quran, Tajwid, Fiqh, and many other Islamic sciences to children and adults onsite and online extensively in the UK and Ireland. He taught at a local Islamic seminary for 12 years in the UK, where he was a librarian and a teacher of Islamic sciences. He currently resides in the UK with his wife. His interest is a love of books and gardening.