Status of the marriage if one member is involved in constant zina

Q: I wanted to ask if there is a lady and she has a husband who has had an affair which she recently discovered was also physical in nature for 2 years or so with a married woman, is the nikaah nullified for the wife?

As this husband continues to commit adultery and simultaneously have relationship with the wife? If the marriage is not nullified, what dua should one make for reconciliation after such deceit?

A: By the husband committing adultery, his nikaah with his wife does not terminate. However, if the husband does not wish to leave this haraam and wishes to continue, then the wife should ask him for a separation.

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


Answered by:

Mufti Zakaria Makada

Checked & Approved:

Mufti Ebrahim Salejee (Isipingo Beach)