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Is it permissible to marry a girl who committed adultery?

I really like one girl. I am going to marry her. But recently I learned one unpleasant information about my would be bride. It turns out that in the past, she had an intimate relationship with another man. Although after this, of course, she is very observant of religion, has repented, but still I do not know what to do. Is it possible to marry a girl who already had intimacy outside of marriage?

 

Answer:
The scholar-theologian Ibn Hajar al-Haythami in the book Tuhfat al-Muhtaj writess:
 
(ويستحب دينة) بحيث توجد فيها صفة العدالة لا العفة عن الزنا فقط (ج -7, ص -189)
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"It is advisable (sunnah) to marry a girl who observes the norms of the Sharia, namely,: does not commit grave sins and avoids minor sins, i.e. abstains not only from adultery, but also other sinful deeds"
(See: "Tuhfat al-Muhtaj", vol. 7, p.189)
 
Conclusion:
1. When choosing a wife it is desirable to look for a pious, chaste girl.
 
2. If a girl committed adultery before marriage, but sincerely repented of it and no longer comes back to this sin, then it is allowed to marry her, and this is not undesirable.

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