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Marriage with first husband, stepchildren

Fatwaa ID: 579


Bismillah hirrahman nirraheem.
Respected mufti, Assalamualaikum warehmatullahi wabarkatahu.
A sister was married to a muslim brother(say X) and got divorced after 4yrs. She has a baby girl from X. She then got married to another brother ( say Y) which lasted for 10years and blessed with 2 kids.
Under such a situation is it advisable/legal ruling to seek marriage again with Mr.X and become second wife?. Also is it necessary for MrX to adopt the 2 kids which she had from Y. Please advise with any hadith reference if applicable.
Jazak Allahu khair

In the Name of Allaah, the Most Gracious, the Most Merciful.
As-salaamu ‘alaykum wa-rahmatullaahi wa-barakaatuh.

We take note of the details the query.

  1. It is the lady’s personal choice. If she wishes to now get married again to her first husband, then that is permissible. We are not in a position to advise what is appropriate for her. She should perform istikhaarah, consult with her well wishers, apply her due diligence and make a decision from there.
  2. The first husband is not legally obligated to adopt nor take care of his stepchildren. However, if he does, his rewards will be tremendous.

And Allaah Ta’aala knows best.
Mufti Muajul I. Chowdhury
Darul Iftaa New York

وصل اللهم وسلم وبارك على سيدنا محمد وعلى ءاله وصحبه أجمعين


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