Critical Investigation of Legitimacy of Continuing the Conjugal Life with the Adulteress in Islamic Denominations Jurisprudence

Document Type : Research Paper

Authors

1 assistant professor, Department of Islamic jurisprudence and law, Tehran University, Farabi Campus, Qum, Iran

2 PhD holder, Comparative Studies of Islamic Denominations, University of Religions and Denominations, Qum, Iran

Abstract

Of the most controversial issues in the field of effects and consequencs of having sexual relation with a marrid women is legitimacy of continuing the conjugal life with her. Majority of Imamieh jurists have issued the verdict on the authenticity and described it as consensual. Although a number of jurists among Sunnis  have ordered cancelation of marriage contract, the common verdict orders continuing the conjugal life. The research conducted in this article has culminated in the necessityof making distinction between various circumstances in this regard; meaning there ought to be a difference between the illegal sexual relation she has had before and after having such relation with her husband. Allowing the husband to continue the conjugal life with an adulteress matches the second possibility. Critiquing the prevailing point of view through applying analytic – descriptive method and offering reasons and documents, we have tried to find a convincing answer to this issue.

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