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I had met and married a woman, after 8 years I felt I have something for her sister. Then we agreed with my wife and her that we should marry. And we did it.

Then later we discovered it's a haram to marry two sisters.

But it was too late, so what does Islam instruct us to do in this regard?

  • who read your nikah and who were the witnesses? – Zia Mar 3 '14 at 11:48
  • "Then we agreed with my wife and her we should marry." I wish at least I could imagine this situation :) – Zahra Ezati Mar 3 '14 at 13:35
  • @Zia that doesn't matter, as that was before accepting Islam. – user2724 Mar 3 '14 at 15:50
  • @MAKZ The point is that in body of the question OP doesn't specify or even hint to the fact that they did this before converting to Islam. Although the a title says so but instead of elaborating the situation further OP totally skipped it. @ OP Welcome to Islam and please elaborate the situation. – Bleeding Fingers Mar 3 '14 at 17:52
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There is a hadith in Sunan Abi Dawud that describes the same situation as yours.

Al-Dahhak b. Firuz reported on the authority of his father:

I said: Messenger of Allah, I have embraced Islam and two sisters are my wives. He replied: Divorce any one of them you wish.

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There is no mention of punishment or any reprimand in the situation given in the hadith. Moreover, Allah always accepts repentance for mistakes done in ignorance [1, 2].

But you are required divorce any of them. There is no rule as to which one to chose, so keep the one that you love more.

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