The word nikah (نكاح) translates to the English word "marriage". It is a contract and the related events that changes a person from being "single" to "married".

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Marriage with Jewish and Christians in Islam

As Salamu Alaikum... As I read some where (I don't remember) that Muslims can marry the Jewish and Christians as they are Ahl-al-Kitab (People of Scripture). Please let me now that if it is true as ...
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can nikah be performed when bride is having her mensus?

if marriage dates are fixed earlier( say 2 - 3 months before and) and the brides is in her menses on the day of nikah , does it invalidates the nikah ? in short, can nikah be performed when bride is ...
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Can a man get married to his mother's brother's wife if she is divorced?

I wanted to know if a man can get married to his mother's brother's wife if she is divorced?
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Why did Mohammad had a special privilege of marriage?

According to 33:50 Mohammed had a special privilege of marrying women: O Prophet! We have made lawful to thee thy wives to whom thou hast paid their dowers; and those whom thy right hand possesses ...
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Can a woman marry another man after one divorce

If a man gives only one divorce to woman, can she marry someone else? Or she has to wait for 3 divorces before marrying someone else?
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How did ibn Saud have so many wives?

I have always understood that a Muslim man is limited to four wives. I recently learned that ibn Saud had 24 wives . How is this possible? Did he receive special dispensation, or did he simply ...
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Is nikah permissible with a foster sister or brother?

I have a question regarding nekah between a foster sister or brother. Specifically, my mother breastfed the son of her sister 23 years ago, as I have gone through some of the answers about the same ...
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Is marriage without the woman or her family present allowed by Islamic sharia?

Is it possible for a man and woman to marry when both of them are far and not in the presence of their family? The man will arrange the papers for marriage, without the presence of the woman or her ...
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nikah is or not according to rules

salam My name is Salman Malik I am from Multan doing a good job . married 3 years back this was a love marriage but i am suffering from sex phobia that's way I am unable to have sex with my wife and ...
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Is marriage acceptable without the presence of a third party witness?

Recently I heard from one of my brother who said that if a man and a woman tells themselves they are husband and wife by promising to Allah, then they are counted as husband wife from that day on. ...
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Relationship before nikah

I am a muslim girl and I am committed.My parents don't know about this relationship.Will they get punished for this on the last day?
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Can someone marry to the Step Mother's sister?

The guy was not breast feeder when his father got a new mother for him. Can he get married to the sister of the new mother? the boy was matured when his father got marred to this lady)
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Turning my (illicite ?) civil union into marriage

I'm a Muslim immigrant who went to France for a better life. Well, year after year, I found myself throwing away my religion (except ramadan) : no more praying, eating non-halal food, having ...
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Is Polygamy still accepted in Islam

Website SecondWife.com promotes polygamy. This is a sunnah but is it still applicable to modern times? Would it be okay to go ahead with this in western societies where monogamy is more traditional ...
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If Istikhara is used for marriage purposes, what would be the outcome of the result?

If one prays istikhara to determine if a partner is suitable for marriage, how would one determine whether the outcome is positive or negative?
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Is the nikkah still valid if the wife hasn't come to the husband's house and spent an entire night with another man?

I got married few months ago but my wife not still at my house. Now I have come to know that she has an affair with some other guy and she slept with him (not sure, though) but she was with him the ...
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Islamically, am I divorced?

I have been married for a few years now and we have 3 children.. My husband accepted his 1st wife back into his life and is now living with her and their children they have.. I have not had any ...
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Marriage To non muslim

Muslim Men can't marry Sikhs. But what if that Sikh isn't practising And thinks of Sikh as just a label can he still marry her because she doesn't really consider it her religion ?
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Can a Muslim boy get married to a Christian catholic girl?

Assalaamualaikum. I am a Muslim boy of the age 19. I have searched for this answer on many sites. But have found nil. I am writing in hope that someone would guide me on this issue. Can a Muslim boy ...
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Is it haram to have a trial marriage in Islam?

A brother and I want to get married. Yet, my parents (who are not Muslim) are worried I have not found the right man. There have been a number of divorces in the family. However, I want to show ...
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Can muslim girl marry a sikh if he reverts into islam before marriage? [closed]

Can a muslim girl marry a sikh if he reverts into islam before marriage?
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Can a woman marry before divorce?

A woman got married to another man a few days before khula with her first husband, although the khula process was going on for more than six months and the woman and first husband had been separate ...
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Does Islam allow buying or selling of women into marriage?

I've heard reports about women being sold into marriage, in both Nigeria and Iraq. This question talks about forced marriage, but does Islam say anything about either someone buying a bride, or ...
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Can I marry a Muslim man after civil marriage with another Muslim man got split-up (not divorced)?

I got married to a Muslim man in a civil marriage only and got split-up around 3 years ago but still haven't had divorced. I have now met another Muslim man who I love and we both want to get married ...
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Asking personal questions from your wife-to-be before marriage

I am a Muslim planning to get married to a Muslim women Insha'Allah, I know that she had a boyfriend in the past, but their relationship didn't last. I am concerned that she might have committed Zina ...
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Are Sunni Muslims allowed to practice Nikah mut'ah?

In an earlier question I asked whether a married man who sleeps with an unmarried woman is considered Zina and in some jurisdictions was punishable by stoning (Saudi Arabia, Sudan, Iran, Yemen and ...
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Changing wife's last name after marriage to that of the husband?

I got married recently and my husband wants me to change my surname to his name. First of all, I read it somewhere that in Islam it is not allowed for a wife to use husband's name as her surname. ...
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What to do when a Muslim convert husband claimed to be a non-Muslim out of anger?

I’m a Muslim. I’m married to a man who converted to Islam before we got married. We have now been married for 11 years. In one of his mobile text messages to me, out of anger he said that he is not a ...
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Is it permissible for a widow to marry her husband's nephew in islam?

Is it permissible for a widow to marry her husband's nephew?
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11 wives of Prophet Muhammad (saw) [duplicate]

As Allah has given men a choice to have 4 wives at a time so does that mean Prophet Muhammad (saw) disobeyed Allah because He (saw) had 11?
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Is marrying an orphan girl considered a greater good deed?

Is it mentioned anywhere in the Quran or Hadith that marrying an orphan girl is a great thing? I have heard that Allah loves those who take care of orphans. I did a lot of searching, but it speaks ...
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Lying to get married, grounds for divorce, or will it reduce barakh in the marriage?

My husband and his family deceived me on many levels before we got married. Before I married him he had a severe case of cancer, which reached his bones and organs. It was also his understanding ...
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Ghusl (Taking Bath) and islam [duplicate]

I know ghusal (taking bath) is compulsory after sex. but I what will I do during winter? If I bath at night or before Morning Prayer, I will be sick . Is there any permissible way in this situation?
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Is engaging in sex merely for pleasure a sin?

Nature is one of our greatest teachers. We often see things that are not so perfect, but we've learned to accept and respect them, and yes, I believe we are here to learn and to tolerate. My question: ...
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Does Islam permit Muslim men to Marry Christian women? [duplicate]

My boyfriend is Muslim and I am Christian. Will I ever be accepted into his family and be allowed to Marry him if we reach that stage. I know the differences between Christianity and Islam however I ...
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Marriage Alliance- Whether I can see and talk to the girl before marriage in personal?

I got an alliance from Muslim family. I am Thameem engineer working in IT. As I got an alliance proposal whether I can see the Girl in-Personal in her house and talk to her. So, that I can understand ...
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What does Quran or Hadis say about love between spouses?

A person asked me if Quran mentions about love between married spouses. What does Quran or Hadis say about love after marriage?
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May I remarry in islam before mutual legal divorce is final?

I became Muslim last year while I was legally separated from my (non-Muslim) husband. Our legal divorce is mutual and still being processed. Does that prohibit me from getting a Nikah done with a ...
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Can the nikah be valid if the Brides Mother is present and the two witness are online on skype or not present?

Please Specify for both conditions and also tell is it is necessary to fill a Nikkah nama form for the marriage.
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Marriage Reception (Walimah)

Can we have marriage reception (Walimah) on the third day after the Nikkah. Because we already planned and communicated to the bride`s family. But I heard that Walimah will be invalid on the third ...
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Taweez and my Husband

I have been married from almost 2 years. I and my husband were having a good time but from previous few months my husband's behaviour is changed. He says he does not love me and he is no more ...
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Can a man interfere in the personal affairs of a husband and his wife if the husband has been torturing his wife while she remains silence?

If the husband has been physically assaulting his wife, can a man interfere in their life and come to rescue to the woman? What is the correct procedure to salvage the wife?
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nikah before civil marriage?

I have converted to Islam 8 years ago but my husband does not hold the same religious beliefs. He is Sikh. I stopped all marital relations and it began to divide us greatly. He is rather prejudiced ...
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if any married couple have more than 12 children that breaks their marriage?

I have heard today that if any married couple have more than 12 children that breaks their marriage and they should do marriage once again. Please let us know according to Islamic law, Qur'an and ...
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Marriage is done without wali

Last year April 2013 I got married in Pakistan (ISB) to a girl of the same nationality and religion (age 27, Doctor) after a struggle of 8 years. After which we were both living in KSA, and more than ...
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Is it permisible for a muslim man to marry a Sikh woman?

I have been with a girl and I am intending to marry her. The only thing is that she is from Sikh religion. It is stated that a Muslim can only marry among the people of the book (Torah, Bible and ...
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Islam & Its Teachings On Sex [duplicate]

I have a question that weather masturbation is allowed or not in Islam or not. what are the conditions if a man or woman masturbate and if not how is one to prevent itself from doing it.
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Can a girl marry her sister's husband?

One man married a girl. After marriage, the wife became mentally ill. She had two children who lived with their khala (aunt). Now 12 years of marriage have passed but there is no improvement in the ...
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Marrying the mother of ex girlfriend

Is it permissible for a man to marry the mother of a girl he used to have a relationship with? The relationship was in the past and involved physical touching but no penetration. I understand from ...
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I keep fantasizing about my future wife resulting in the release of mazi and it touching my clothes. Can I offer my prayers in this state?

I have my soon to be wife in Pakistan and we talk on Skype while I'm in USA. She is very Islamic and we never had any bad conversation or anything that we are not allowed to speak about before ...