Assalam Alaykum. My question is: Can an unmarried man marry a divorced woman? Please be as specific as possible, since the answer is really important to me.

asked 14316 UnknownMuslimTeen's gravatar image

Answer it please!

answered 14316 UnknownMuslimTeen's gravatar image

It is related from al-Hasan about "Do not prevent them" (2:232): "Ma'qil ibn Yasar told me that it was revealed about him. He said, 'I married a sister of mine to a man who then divorced her. When her 'iddah was over, he came and asked to marry her. I told him, "I married her to you and made her your bed and honoured you with her, and then you divorced her. Now you come asking to marry her? No, by Allah, she will never go back to you!" There was nothing bad about the man and the woman wanted to go back to him. So Allah revealed this ayah: "Do not prevent them." (2:232) I said, "Now I will do it, Messenger of Allah."' He married her to him." This hadith shows that it is fine for a unmarried man to marry a divorced woman as long as her iddah was over.

This verse in the quran explains the time needed to wait until a divorced women's iddah is over:

"Women who are divorced shall wait, keeping themselves apart, three (monthly) courses. And it is not lawful for them that they should conceal that which Allah hath created in their wombs if they are believers in Allah and the Last Day. And their husbands would do better to take them back in that case if they desire reconciliation. And they (women) have rights similar to those (of men) over them in kindness, and men are a degree above them. Allah is Mighty, Wise." (Al-Baqarah: 228)

answered 7510 ZAli's gravatar image

Of course he can. But the thing is, in Islam it is preferred for an unmarried man to marry a virgin then a divorced or widow.

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edited Feb 07 '13 at 12:30
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