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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I want to marry a woman but her father refuses, seemingly because I'm not Somali. What should I do?

I am an Algerian Muslim man who is living in England. I want to get married to a Somali Muslim woman who has a kid. When she was young she used to have a bad relationship with her dad. When her mom ...
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Far away marriage

He is 27 I am 37, we have talked for over a yr and he asked me to.marry him within the second month of getting to Know eachother I agreed, but the problem we have is distance he is in another country ...
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My parents want to force me to marry someone I don't love. What should I do?

I'm 25 years old. I've loved a girl for more than 6 years now and I really want to get married to her. She's great. My parents have met her and her family, and they liked her. But when I told them ...
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My wife and I signed a fake divorce letter after living apart for 3 years. Is our marriage still valid?

I am a Muslim guy, 31 years old, currently residing in Toronto, Canada. I am originally from Bangladesh. I got married 3 years ago in Bangladesh to a Muslim girl who is living in Canada with her ...
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Can slave woman show herself to her master?

Some Muslims argue that male master can have sex with female slaves, even without marriage. See my answer here why they should be married for having relation with them Are Muslim men allowed to take ...
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Can a Muslim man marry a non-Muslim (and non-Ahl-al-Kitab) woman?

I know from other questions on this site that Muslim men can marry Jewish or Christian women, that Muslim women can't marry non-Muslims, and why there's a difference in marriage law for Muslim men and ...
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Can a sikh girl marry a muslim man if she converts?

Can a sikh girl marry a muslim man if she converts? what is the ruling behind this?
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Is it a sin to remain single?

Is it a sin not to marry and remain single out of choice? If you feel that you don't want to marry and prefer to remain unmarried is it counted as a sin?
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Should medical conditions be made known to a prospective spouse?

Is having a fibroid something I need to let a prospective spouse know about?
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Can Muslim men marry Jewish or Christian women? [duplicate]

I read somewhere (I don't remember) that Muslims can marry Jews and Christians as they are Ahl-al-Kitab (People of Scripture). Please let me know that if it is true for men as per Quran or Hadith. ...
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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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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? [duplicate]

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?