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Question: Asalaam alaikoum I have a question I was married overseas to a non Muslim We are now seperated. We had a civil marriage abroad. I would like to know if this marriage is valid or do I have to divorce before I can get married again.
Answer:

It is important for you to get the legal divorce as you have married the man legally. In this way, you are protecting yourself and protecting the man who wants to marry you. It is not advisable for anyone to get married without legalizing it.

This is the advice I can give anyone who wants to get married - based on my experience as an imam spanning four decades.

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