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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Can my husband marry my niece, my sisters daughter?

My husband wants to marry my niece. I am not opposed because he is a good man and she we both will benefit greatly. Just having a hard time finding if its legal. Thanks
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Husbands rights to female friends according to Allah

I am Islamically married to a man who is still legally married to a woman he has told me as well as her and others that he is divorcing. Is it lawful for him to remain in her life. She is still in ...
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Talaq and العده

Me and my children's father lives in different country for almost a year and half and he divorced me. Do I have (العده) which is three months because we didn't meet for two years now?
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Legal marriages in islam

Assalamoalaikum, Can I marry my mother's elder sister's daughter's daughter. Is it acceptable in islam, please guide me.
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Can a Hindu turned Muslim divorcee convert back to Hindu [closed]

Can a Muslim divorcee (who was Hindu before marrying a Muslim) converts back to Hindu after divorce?
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Can a Turkish Sunni Muslim covert into Hindu

Can a Turkish Sunni Muslim convert into Hindu and any other religion at his wish? Thanks
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Turkish Sunni Muslims [closed]

my question is Can Muslims (Specially Turkish Sunni Muslim) have two names? One as Public another as Nick name(which is completely different from his public name)? If yes then is it Haram to call/take ...
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Important criteria for marriage in Islam

Salam, I want to know, what are the important criteria of marriage in Islam. What does Islam say when deciding to choose a partner? Are these factors included in that?: Education Family ...
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Is marriage without a Wali for a divorcee woman valid?

I found recently that all women should have a wali or wakil (lawyer) to represent them during the Nikah otherwise it is not valid. This is my second marriage. Before the marriage, I told him I ...
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What does it mean by the marriage is valid but its condition is illegal ? [hadith explanation]

Sahih Bukhari Volume 009, Book 086, Hadith Number 090. Narrated By 'Abdullah : Nafi narrated to me that 'Abdullah said that Allah's Apostle forbade the Shighar. I asked Nafi', "What is the ...
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Did the Prophet(pbuh) marry his wife “Maymunah” after the revelation of Quran 33:52?

With the verse Quran 33:52, Muhammad(PBUH) was not allowed to take any new wives or change them for other wives. Not lawful to you, [O Muhammad], are [any additional] women after [this], nor [is ...
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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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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? [on hold]

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? [duplicate]

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 [duplicate]

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: ...