Please can you direct me to someone that may be able to provide advise or confirmation on the question below, I have to give advise and guidance to the way forward –
- A step father has sexual intercourse with his step daughter, does this nullify the nikaah that the step father has with his wife ie step daughter’s mother
- If it is not invalid, does another nikaah need to be performed to rectify
- Any other ruling?
Please provide some reference for further reading etc as well
Muhtaram / Muhtaramah
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As-salāmu ‘alaykum wa-rahmatullāh wa-barakātuh.
Unfortunately the marriage between the step father and his wife (i.e. the step daughter’s mother) is nullified. He cannot remarry her anymore, as his marriage with her has permanently terminated.
This is a common ruling mentioned in the manuals of Fiqh, such as al- Hidaya, authored by al- Marghinani (rahimahullah), in the chapter of marriage.
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