Pearl of Wisdom

when he asked for his relatives to be gathered around him as his death approached, said to them, 'Verily our intercession will not avail one who takes his prayer lightly.'

Imam Ja'far ibn Muhammad al-Sadiq [as]
al-Mahasin, v. 1, p. 159, no. 225

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Question : #770 Category: Marriage - Nikkah
Subject: Shia-Sunni marriage
Question: As-Salamuu Aleykum!

A married Muslim couple are writing you to ask a question.

We entered into marriage, and our religious contract was made by a Shia akhund (imam) without any witnesses present. He claimed that no witnesses were needed as it wasn't the first marriage for us (we both were divorced individuals), and afterwards we just needed to declare everyone that we got married. I was Shia at the time of the marriage, while the lady whom I married was (still is) Sunni.

Later on I decided to become Sunni, and am now Sunni.

The question is: is the above-mentioned marriage lawful according to Sharia? If not, what steps should we take?

We will appreciate your prompt response.
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