Someone who suspects his wife if indecency but pretends not to know because he loves her is not as bad as someone who actually pimps for her. There isno good in a man without jealousy for his rights.
35) Marrying Solely to Return to the Previous Husband Ibn Mas'ud (may Allah (SWT) be pleased with him) said that
"The Messenger of Allah (SWT) cursed the man who marries a women after her divorce solely to permit her first husband."1
However, this ruling comes in accordance with the opinion of all men of profound knowledge like 'Umar Ibn AI-Khattab, 'Uthman Ibn 'Affan, 'Ali Ibn Abi Talib and the jurists of the successors. It is reported also by Imam Ahmad in his Musnad and An-Nasa'i in his Sunan with sahih transmission.
Ibn 'Abbas (may Allah (SWT) be pleased with him) said that the Messenger of Allah (SWT) was asked about the ruling of the one who marries solely to permit the first husband to return to his divorced wife, whereupon he said,
"No (it is not a legal marriage), the legal marriage should be founded on wish and desire. No marriageis permitted which is based on deception or contradiction to Allah's Book. Satisfaction of sexual desiresis a condition for legal marriage."2
'Uqbah Ibn 'Amr said that the Messenger of Allah (SWT) once asked, "Would I tell you about the hired billy goat?" "Yes: O Messenger of Allah (SWT) !" the people said. He (pbuh) explained,
"It is the one who marries solely to permit the first husband to return to his divorced wife. Verily, Allah (SWT) Most High cursed this one and the former husband aswell."3
Once a man said to Ibn 'Umar (may Allah (SWT) be pleased with them) "I have married a woman with the intention of permitting her first husband to remarry her. However, I have done so without the knowledge of the previous husband and he did not command me to do this. Is there any wrong?" Ibn 'Umar (may Allah (SWT) be pleased with them both) replied, "Oh, it is not legal. Permissible marriage should be based on complete desire, if you wish, you could hold her and if you wish you could divorce her. In the lifetime of the Prophet (SM), we used to consider the like of your marriage as illicit sexual relation."
Moreover, there are many narrations and reports that condemn the act of marring a woman solely to return to her first husband. The following are someof these narrations:
AI-Thram and Ibn AI-Mundhir narrated that 'Umar (may Allah (SWT) be pleased with him) said, "I would stone to' death the one who marries to permit the previous husband to return to his divorced wife. I would also stone to death the first husband."