Effect of Apostasy on Nikah



I had very important question forJaved Ahmed Ghamdi. I have heard that whoever commits apostasy their nikkah (marriage) is annulled. If a Muslim commits apostasy or blasphemy, Allah (swt) forbid, but repents and comes back to Islam, what is effect on his/her nikkah? Does this law also have to do something with consummation or non consummation of marriage? Plz do reply!

Thank you!

Kind Regards,



The marriage is not annulled automatically in any way unless the divorce is given properly. If a Muslim utters blasphemous remarks or let us say express doubts about Islam, we should engage with that and attempt to provide correct and satisfactory answers to that person. But meanwhile, nothing will happen to the marriage. If one comes back to Islam, in that case also, the marriage remains intact. Same is the case with marriage not yet consummated.


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Mushafiq Sultan

Mushafiq Sultan, born in Kashmir in 1988, has been studying world religions from his school days. In 2009 Mushafiq came across the works of Ustaz Javed Ahmad Ghamidi and since then has been highly influenced by his thought. He has an exceptional interest in world religions, their philosophies and their mutual relations. He formally joined Al-Mawrid in 2016 as Assistant Fellow (Honorary). Presently, he is in charge of Al-Mawrid’s query service. In 2016, he published his first book ‘Muhammad (sws) in the Bible- An Exposition on Isaiah 42’. He has written articles on Islam, Christianity and Hinduism. He has also translated several articles of Javed Ahmad Ghamidi into Hindi.

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