I have had sex with an innocent girl of my age we both are muslims. I did not have the knowledge of haram and halal while performing the act but now I feel disgusted. She wants me to marry her but my parents are strictly against love marriges.

Question: I want to know if this relationship would be halal if i convince my parents to get us married?

I am afraid if this relationship would become haram as we have already indulged in the sinful act. I am very scared and I do not want to spoil her future. Please guide me in this as I do not want to let her go.

  • Why was this downvoted? If it's a duplicate, mark it as such.
    – G. Bach
    Jul 19, 2017 at 14:35
  • You have to marry him/her with whom you did sex before marriage
    – MAS
    May 12, 2022 at 5:45

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Majority opinion is that it is permissible to marry the person with whom one has committed Zina, provided that the person is not a habitually unchaste person and that they both sincerely repent of their sin and that a period equal to iddah has passed since the unlawful intercourse.

إنّ من زنى بامرأة فله أن يتزوجها ولغيره أن يتزوّجها

وهو قول ابن عمر وسالم وجابر بن زيد وعطاء وطاوس ومالك بن أنس، وهو قول أبي حنيفة وأصحابه. وقال الشافعيّ: القول فيها كما قال سعيد بن المسيّب

One who commits fornication with a woman. It is permissible for him to marry her and it is also permissible for another man to marry her.

And this is the saying of Ibn Umar, Salim, Jabir bin Zayed, Ata, Tawus, Malik bin Anas. And the same is the saying of Abu Hanifa and his companions. And from Shafi is narrated the same as that of Saeed bin Musaib [ it is permissible since a fornicator is part of the unmarried Muslim community viz 24:32 ]

وقال ابن عباس: أوله سفاح وآخره نكاح. ومَثَلُ ذلك مَثَلُ رجل سَرَق من حائط ثمره ثم أتى صاحب البستان فاشترى منه ثمره؛ فما سَرَق حرام وما اشترى حلال

Ibn Abbas said [about a person who married a woman he had fornicated with], his beginning was fornication and ending was marriage. His example is like that of a person who steals from a garden and then goes to the owner to buy what he stole. What he stole was haram and what he bought is halal.

Tafsir Qurtubi

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  • can you please answer this zina related question: islam.stackexchange.com/q/43796/18985 Sep 29, 2017 at 13:13
  • @HammadNasir The Tafsir I've quoted above answers that as well, its permissible for her to marry any Muslim, the Zani or otherwise ولغيره أن يتزوّجها
    – UmH
    Sep 29, 2017 at 18:38

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