A woman marrying another man without being divorced from the first

(Part No. 18; Page No. 226)  A: The second marriage is considered null and void because the second husband married a woman who is already married to another man. The woman has to refer to the Muslim ruler so that the first marriage can be terminated through divorce or annulment. The second husband has to conclude a new marriage contract as the first contract is considered null and void. The couple has to make Tawbah (repentance to Allah). May Allah grant us success. May peace and blessings be upon our Prophet Muhammad, his family, and Companions.