Is it possible for a guy who has had premarital sex, be married to a virgin girl?

To what extent does the Quran and the Sunnah say that a non-virgin only deserves a non-virgin?

  • Salam and welcome to Islam SE the Q&A site about Islam. To learn more how this site works and about our model I strongly recommend you to take our [tour9 and visit our help center. The Quran doesn't say "non-virgin", but "chaste" meaning a person who has never had a haram relationship or (if yes) repented from it sincerly.
    – Medi1Saif
    Oct 12, 2016 at 5:24
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    You answer can be found in islam.stackexchange.com/questions/28467/… and you and an explanation of chatitiy according Islam is here islam.stackexchange.com/questions/30995/…
    – Medi1Saif
    Oct 12, 2016 at 5:57

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Yes, he can marry a virgin woman after he repents. The prohibition applies to those who fornicated and didn't repent. Ibn Kathir (may Allah have mercy on him) said:

Imam Ahmad ibn Hanbal (may Allah have mercy on him) was of the view that the marriage of a chaste man to an unchaste woman is not valid so long as she remains like that, unless she is asked to repent.

If she repents, the marriage contract will be valid, otherwise it will not. Similarly, it is not valid for a free, chaste woman to be given in marriage to a man who is immoral and unchaste, unless he repents sincerely, because Allah, may He be exalted, says (interpretation of the meaning): “Such a thing is forbidden to the believers” [an-Noor 24:3]." -- Source

  • I strongly recommend you to read and re-read islam.stackexchange.com/help/closed-questions and the comment of Tom Au on history.stackexchange.com/questions/30986/… "At SE, "duplicate" means that the answers are duplicate, not the questions...." to understand the SE definition of duplicate posts!
    – Medi1Saif
    Oct 13, 2016 at 6:15
  • @Medi1Saif Thanks for the clarification. I answered it because I thought it wouldn't look good if a well researched question like this had no proper answer. Oct 13, 2016 at 6:59
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    @MohammadSakibArifin well you'll find a lot of answers of mine of that kind the point is i witnessed that issue in history se and learnt from it, as OP is actually sitting in front of me ;)
    – Medi1Saif
    Oct 13, 2016 at 7:01
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    @Sassir If a question shows research effort, even if it's a duplicate question, it's still a good question. I don't find anything objectionable in answering such question. Oct 17, 2016 at 5:54
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