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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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Cultural impositions in marriage

Asalam alaykum wrwb, I’m in a strange situation. I come from an Arab land and my parents follow Islamic sharia law, and that’s how they raised me. However, I got married to a Pakistani living in ...
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On marrying distant relative [duplicate]

I have been part of a recent family gathering for the past week and I'm curious on whether marrying a certain relative is possible for me as I have been starting to gain extremely strong feelings for ...
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Is a forced oath taken by placing hand on Quran valid?

Salam, My family forced me to place my hand on Quran and say that I won't say that I want to marry a guy I like (my family said no because they think he isn't good looking enough). Although I tried ...
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Affect on nikah if sex doesnt happen

Its been 7 months of our marriage but we still can not do sex properly. We have tried a lots of time and still we are trying but could not do proper insertion. Is there any affect on our nikah? What ...
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Are we allowed to have friends of the opposite gender?

I stopped my wife from having male friends online and also because of this I blocked all those people from her Facebook account. And whenever she talks to male friends I check her conversation and ...
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conflicted result for istikharah [on hold]

I have made istikhara for almost a week for a marriage proposal that i received. I was taught to make istikhara prayer as many times until my heart feels confident and comfortable with a conclusion. ...
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on validity of marriage

Salam Can I ask a question about a marriage issue? I was a revert to Islam and still lack Islamic knowledge. My question goes like this; my husband married my ex-friend in the Philippines (my ...
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Would my marriage be invalid (i am a male BTW)

I proposed marriage to a girl.She comes from a good family but she doesnt pray 5 times a day.I read somewhere that the one who doesnt pray is apostate.Would my marriage to that girl be considered ...
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Can a husband and wife to look each other's thights? [duplicate]

The Prophet (ﷺ) said: Do not uncover your thigh, and do not look at the thigh of the living and the dead.Can a husband and wife to look each other's thights?
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Will this certain nikah be valid and free from sin?

I am a married guy of 36 years of age, live in a Muslim country and been married to my spouse happily for about 8 years and have children. I have no issue with my first wife. I met a 22 year old ...
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Protected oral sex (with condom / dental dam) allowed?

With the objections of particularly the sexual fluids such as vaginal secretions, pre-ejaculate and semen entering the mouth and swallowing do any scholars find oral sex of the man with a (flavoured) ...
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I am a muslim boy and can i marry my mother's father's brothers daughter? [duplicate]

I am a muslim boy and can i marry my mother's father's brothers daughter
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How do I avoid thoughts of zina & concentrate on my salah and studies? [closed]

I'm a 20+ year old male. From the past two to three years, I have been facing a terrible problem within my mind. My mind always fill with bad thoughts like zina. Sometimes those thought came with ...
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Does Islam command Marriage and Childbirth?

This is a very straight-forward question so let's not try to over-complicate things. Is it obligatory in Islam to marry and have children? Like praying 5 times/day is obligatory. Is it the same (...
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Can I marry my sister's step son? [duplicate]

My sister married a divorced man with 3 children and his first child is the same age as me. Is it haraam for me to marry him?
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Dower (property) in natural divorce in case of 2 wives

I need to know legal (Pakistan) and shariah law on dower of the 2nd wife in form of property in natural divorce. if father dies leaving 8 children from 1st wife and 10 from 2nd wife, what is the ...
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In islam why does men have upper hand in a marriage? [duplicate]

I’ve read that a a women has to obey her husband no matter what. Like if the husband wants to have sex but the wife doesn’t she still have to have sex with him cause he’s her husband. But it doesn’t ...
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2nd nikah with niece of wife [duplicate]

why does Shia law allows 2nd marriage with the niece of one's wife and not Sunni law? Isn't Quran same for all Muslims?
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Committed zina and I regret it. Need advice and guidance [closed]

Salamalaikum to everyone. I’ll just get straight to the point it’s a bit long so I’ll try and keep it short. I am 21 years old and converted to Islam a few years ago. Everything was amazing, I felt ...
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Is the concept of Honeymoon foreign to Islam?

Over the recent months, I have a small but significant number of people tell me that going on honeymoon trips is contrary to Islam. They don't cite any references but say that Islam only encourages ...
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Is it possible to marry your wife's sister? [duplicate]

Am I correct you are not allowed to marry more than 1 sister at the same time so how Islamically would it be possible if at all? In what situation?
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As a Christian can I marry a Muslim in an Islamic Nikah w/o first having 'secular' legal wedding?

I will try to be as short as possible in looking for an answer as I asked so many people but got no clear answer. I’m a Christian and my fiancé is Muslim. We want to do the Islamic wedding. We are ...
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Re-marriage and reconcialiation after two talaqs and khul' or faskh?

While reading this post After Khul'a: How can husband and wife reconcial -if they want to? I got a new question in mind: We know that after three times talaq there's no reconciliation. And the ...
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Can I see any part of my wife? [closed]

We have been married many years but because she is conservative and perhaps because she is from a Muslim country she isn't as free with me as I'd like. If I want to look at her breasts and privates ...
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Is intercourse a way of taking back my wife during her Iddah?

Asalaam alaikum warahmatullahi wabarakatuh, About a month ago my wife requested a talaq from me due to pressure from her family and a month before that they instructed her to fetch her belongings ...
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Can i nikah a girl who is not married but her name is claimed to another person in papers because she is raped by that person. [duplicate]

Praise to Allaha As-salamu 'alaykum wa rahmatullahi wa barakatuh Iam a muslim of 31 year old.i would like to marry a hindu girl (Age 29) with a child. At the age of 17 she is raped by a freind and ...
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Revert sister looking to get married ASAP

I’m a revert sister who is getting married ASAP but I don’t have wali as none of my family are Muslim so who can be my wali? Can my soon to be husbands dad be the wali as if really like him to be or ...
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My wife left Islam so we seperated for a few months now she has returned to the deen can we get back together now

My wife dexided to apostate so I seperated from her and left . She after a few months has returned to islam. Is it HALAL for me to return to her?
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What Islam says about Entering first time in husbands house after nikah

what is the Islamic procedure of entering husbands house from groom house? In India nowadays after marriage(nikah), I felt like people do a lot of things one among them is While entering home ...
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Nikah witnesses

I am a Muslim man getting married to a muslim convert, however neither of us have any muslim witnesses and I believe at least 2 men or a man and 2 women are required. She was not religious before but ...
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Marriage proposal [duplicate]

Salaam. I am a Muslim and a girl. I made a mistake. I haven’t committed adultery but it was along them lines. My question is my brother recommended someone for me he is a good person and religious. ...
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Conditions to do Fatiha (for mariage)

Salam Alaykum wa rahmatu Allah, I am muslim, living in europe, and I am wondering what are rules to do El Fatiha to get married with a non-muslim wife. Which conditions the man who will read the ...
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Thinking of fiance permissible in islam with out talking to each other

Parents of both the parties have agreed to make nikah after few months. And girl and boy doesn't talk to each other.Alhamdulillah! The question her eis.. can a girl/boy herself/himself imagine a ...
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Can a lady marry on her period? [duplicate]

I have not found anything to suggest that it is not allowed in the Quran or Sunnah. But some people regard it as makrooh for a woman to marry if she is menstruating. It isn't cultural as have seen ...
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Is falling in love only from Allah?

I wanted to know if falling in love is only blessing from allah? Even if you are already married and are unhappy and you fall in love with other person? Or can it come by shaytan? I dont know what to ...
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I wish to marry a woman after we finish our education.Is it permissible to be in this relationship if we do not have any contact at all? [closed]

I love a girl and I know that she loves me too. We want to marry each other, but we want to do it after our education. We still have at least two more years to finish it. So we promised to wait. We ...
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Can a person marry his wife a second time without a divorce?

A boy and girl who knew each other through an educational institute got married to avoid zina without informing their parents. Now if at a later stage, their parents find out and want them to get '*...
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Can I marry my father's maternal cousin? [duplicate]

Suppose you have fallen in love with your father's maternal cousin.And you want to marry him.But not sure about it's ri
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What evidence is there that a Muslim man can not marry a chaste woman of the book if she is an ex-Muslim?

Qur'an 5:5 permits Muslim men to marry chaste women of the book. However, according to IslamWeb, there is an exception: a Muslim man may not marry a woman who is an ex-Muslim (a.k.a., an apostate). ...
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If I marry a convert without my parents' permission, but with my brother's permission, is it valid? [duplicate]

I am a 25-year old Muslim woman living in the UK with my parents and siblings, and I have been in love with a non-Muslim man for 3 years. We agree this will not lead anywhere, both out families would ...
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Is it sunnah to have the walima on the same day as the nikah?

Following the completion of a nikah ceremony, can a walima reception be held on the same day? What considerations in the context of the Sunnah practice are given, having regard to today's customs, ...
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How can I tell my non-Muslim brother and his wife that I cannot attend because it's haram due to mixing, alcohol, and music? [closed]

I live in the same house as my non-Muslim brother and his wife; his wedding party we be soon. How can I tell them I cannot attend because it's haram due to mixing, alcohol, and music?
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Can a girl tell her parents that she doesn’t want to get married at all?

I am a 25-year old Muslim living in the UK with my parents and siblings, and I have been in love with a non-Muslim man for 3 years. We agree this will not lead anywhere, both out families would not ...
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I wish to marry a woman after we seek an education; is it permissible to communicate via messaging?

I love a girl and I know that she loves me too. We want to marry each other, but we want to do it after our education. We still have at least two more years to finish it. So we promised to wait. We ...
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Is a Muslim man allowed to have more than one wife if his wife is non-Muslim and polygyny is against his wife's religion?

Qur'an 4:3 permits a man to have up to four wives (polygyny), provided he does justice to them. Qur'an 5:5 permits a man to marry chaste women of the book (typically Christians or Jews). While ...
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What is the maximum period that a husband may leave his wife without sexual intercourse? [duplicate]

My husband and I have not been intimate for five years. I feel cheated and I really feel like he just doesn't desire me. I don't believe he is being truthful about not being able to perform because ...
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Is there any way I can do a temporary marriage in a halal way?

There is a girl that I really want to have intercourse with. However, I don’t think we are at the stage to marry permanently. Is there a way temporary marriage can be done in a halal way?
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Should a woman avoid getting married out of fear of becoming a rebellious wife?

A Wife's Rebellion Against Her Husband is major sin 47 in al-Dhahabi's Major Sins (pdf). Generally, this is interpreted as meaning any sharia-compliant instruction: Obedience is the first right ...
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What is recommended behaviour and the rights of a wife, If her husband is sinful and wouldn't give up?

My husband is very Islamic, but chats online with unknown girls, even requesting "space and privacy". He sometimes talks to them for a whole day, which I find disturbing. I have asked him to stop, ...
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Do I have to stop my relationship with a girl in another country who I cannot afford to marry?

I am in a serious relationship with a girl who lives in another country for 3 months. We want to get married, but I am not financially independent yet. It will take 1 to 2 years for me to become ...