Will a civil divorce affect nikaah?

Q: I will be looking to get a second wife from Pakistan. The thing is that I want to dissolve my legal marriage in Canada. My wife is aware of me getting my second marriage. If I file for a civil divorce will it affect my Shari nikaah in any way?

A: Yes.

And Allah Ta'ala (الله تعالى) knows best.


Answered by:

Mufti Ebrahim Salejee (Isipingo Beach)