Do I Have To Repent For Taking Divorce?


I am a reverted Muslim woman. I was born in hindu family and whilst I was in college I was influenced by one of my Muslim male classmate.During my study I got married with a hindu man and settled .I realized i should have married the  Muslim boy(my classmate) because we had a good understanding with each other.  I didn’t have any feelings for my Hindu husband.

During our 3 years of married life we didn’t have any relationship. I decided to take divorce from him.At that time my Muslim friend  introduced me to the concepts of Islam.Alhamdulillah I accepted Islam. I got married with that Muslim guy and now I am practicing Islam wearing niqab, hijab etc. I am very happy in my married life.But in the Islamic point of view,is  this unfair to the Hindu guy that i left as he is still unmarried. I fear from ALLAH that I have ruined somebody’s life. How should i repent from Allah s.w.t. and is there any possibility for qaffarah or penalty.



In the Name of Allah, the Most Gracious, the Most Merciful.

As-salāmu ‘alaykum wa-rahmatullāhi wa-barakātuh.

Sister in Islam,

We are very pleased to hear of your reversion to Islam. May Allah (Subhanahu Wa Ta’ala) fill your life with the Nur (light) of Islam. Aameen.

With regards to your query:

According to the Islamic laws of matrimony and marriage, it is not permissible for a Muslim woman to marry a non- Muslim man.

There is no need to feel any remorse or regret at having to leave your previous non- Muslim husband as that is the divine ruling and injunction of Allah (Subhanahu Wa Ta’ala).

There is no need to neither repent nor give any penalty, e.t.c.

Your action of leaving your previous non- Muslim husband was based on a divine injunction and was not based on your volition and option. Obeying a divine injunction always attracts the mercy of Allah (Subhanahu Wa Ta’ala) and contains hidden wisdoms and expediencies.

Allah (Subhanahu WA Ta’ala) says:

ان مع العسر يسرا

“Ease always follows difficulty”

Allah (Subhanahu Wa Ta’ala) promises us that ease always comes after difficult and trying times.

Remain firm and resolute in these trying times. Implore Allah (Subhanahu Wa Ta’ala) in Du’aa to remove you from your predicament. Du’aa is the weapon of a Believer.

We make Du’aa that Alllah (Subhanau Wa Ta’ala) extricate you from your predicament and difficulty. Aameen.

And Allah Ta’āla Knows Best

Mufti Ebrahim Desai.



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