Is It Permissible to Marry Someone I Slept With?

Shafi'i Fiqh

Answered by Ustadha Shazia Ahmad

Question

I’m in love and committed zina. We both regret it and want to get a halal nikah instead. Will our marriage have baraka, or is it cursed due to sin? Will our marriage not last because of it?

Answer

No, your marriage will not be cursed because of your previous sin. Instead, Allah Most High accepts repentance for all sins, which is your key. Please keep away from him until your nikah is done, and be grateful that he is not dropping you like a fly and moving on to someone else.

The barakah in your marriage will depend on what kind of believer you will be. It all depends on you. If you are praying on time, covering correctly, striving to learn your obligatory knowledge, paying zakat on time, and trying to obey and please your husband, you can be raised to a lofty state.

I pray that Allah forgives you and blesses your union. Please see the following links for preparation on marriage and other details.

Check these links:
Love, Marriage and Relationships in Islam: All Your Questions Answered
Sincere Repentance from Zina

[Ustadha] Shazia Ahmad
Checked and Approved by Shaykh Faraz Rabbani

Ustadha Shazia Ahmad lived in Damascus, Syria for two years where she studied aqida, fiqh, tajweed, tafsir, and Arabic. She then attended the University of Texas at Austin, where she completed her Masters in Arabic. Afterward, she moved to Amman, Jordan where she studied fiqh, Arabic, and other sciences. She later moved back to Mississauga, Canada, where she lives with her family.