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Thank you everyone for your kind input. The divorce proceedings were done in a civil court in Pakistan, which as far as I understand it is in line with Islamic laws, both Sunni and Fiqh Jafferiya. Two independent witnesses were present, as the court procedure was conducted in front of a local magistrate and the divorce was formally registered in the local court records in Pakistan.
Salam Alaikum I have a query regarding divorce and hope you can advise upon this. I was forced to marry a girl in Pakistan in 2000 and we lived together in my parent's home after she came to the UK. We had a son in February 2003, however, due to ongoing personality clashes, I divorced her in February 2004 at a local civil court in Pakistan. Since the divorce in February 2004, my father brought her back to the UK to force the marriage to work. However, I was not happy with this and did not accept her back as my wife. We lived in the same house separately, as my father did not want to lose access to his grandson. However, we did not resume relations as husband and wife until July 2005 as I tried to make our relationship work again, but we continued to clash. We had a daughter in February 2006, but we continued to clash and had many arguments. We are now at a stage where we both want to move forward with our lives and live independent lives. In Islamic terms, is she still considered as my wife, even though I divorced almost 12 years ago, even though our daughter was born after the divorce ? In Islamic terms, do we need to seek another divorce, or is the original one still valid ? If you could kindly let me know your views on this. W'salam