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i'm very confused and I would really appreciate answers to these questions...

I was involved in a temporary marriage (I didn't know there need be no witnesses)

I didn't know for sure if there was a waiting period after that I had to wait for...

Another man that I've known - I visited his house which was a bad idea and he put a lot of pressure on me and I succumbed to temptation... I did not have sex with him though.

I am unsure how to go forward with this, as he believes we are temporarily married, although we didn't say anything in agreement...

i'm very confused on what to do at this point. I live in a shia community and was advised that my first marriage was done wrong and so legally I could just walk away. then I was advised that it was also ok because it was temporary. either way, the full waiting period did not occur and I do not know what kind of punishment that will garnish... and I don't even know if it was zina, or if it even counted since intercourse did not occur.

either way I know that I did something wrong... I converted almost a year ago. I cover, I pray 5 times a day, I read the quran regularly and I try to implement this in my life as much as possible and live by it. how can I possibly expiate this kind of sin and move forward? can I even expiate it in this life? i'm in dire distress... I would really appreciate it if you could answer me.. thank you so much....

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BRIEF BIO Shaikh Shafayat was born, in Trinidad, West Indies, where he attended College etc.. Due to his multi-faith and cultural upbringing, he was awarded a scholarship to become a Christian Minister. In 1975 he went to India to study Islam and became the first student from the Caribbean and North America to have enrolled in Darul Uloom Deoband, which is the largest and oldest Islamic Institute in India. In addition to graduating as a Qaari and Islamic Scholar, he also did a course in Journalism and established the Al Hikmat Muslim Magazine, plus he produced many television and radio programs in Trinidad and Florida USA. In 1983 he founded the National Muslim Sports League of Trinidad and Tobago, which established the Islamic Home for Children. He is the Founder/Principal of Darul Uloom Institute in Pembroke Pines Florida and the first Muslim to become President of the Interfaith Council of South Florida in the year 2002. He organized and conducted many Christian / Muslim / Jewish Dialogues in Churches, Synagogues and Islamic Centers in the U.S.A.. Shaikh Shafayat was the first Muslim to represent Islam at a Florida State Faith Summit, held at the Capitol Building with Gov. Jeb Bush in the year 2000. He is a recipient of the Silver Medallion Award from NCCJ (a national interfaith organization) and a recipient of the Peacemaker Award from St. Thomas University in Miami. For many years he lectured on Islam and terrorism to Pembroke Pines Police of South Florida and other Law Enforcement Officers. He lectures throughout the U.S.A. and worldwide on Islam, Interfaith Issues and Cultural Diversity.

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