Divorced before touching

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One of our brothers/sisters has asked this question:

Asalamu aleikom. i am sorry for my english i hope you will understand and help me. My question is can i marry muslim men after devorce without wait 3 month . the story is i get marry with not muslim men just for document to help him stay in austria, this man never touch me and we never live together i know its haram but my parents are not good muslim and thay force me to do it. after 1 week i will be devorce. i know very good muslim men and i wish have family with him and begin live in halal and i know that in islam women after devorce must wait 3 period to can marry again but in my situation i was marry in haram and had no contact with this man so i have to wait this 3 month to can marry ?


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Divorced before touching

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If the marriage was not solemnized and you did not copulate, then the iddah period of approximately 3 months does not have to be observed and you can marry an eligible Muslim man after the divorce procedures have been completed.


Allah Says in the Holy Quran Chapter 33 Surah Ahzaab verse 49:

49      O ye who believe!  When ye perform ‘Nikaah’ (marry) believing women and then divorce them before ye have touched them no period of `Iddah have ye to count in respect of them: so give them a present and set them free in a handsome manner.


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