Questions tagged [nikah]

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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On what basis do Shi'a Muslims claim that a marriage is valid even if done in the absence of witnesses?

AsSalam Aalykum. I am aware of the fact that a Sunni marriage will not be considered valid if there are no witnesses for the marriage. As far as I know, there are ahadith which stress on the ...
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Can a husband determine where his wife lives only if he provides her accommodation?

In an answer to Does Islam teach subjugation and inequality of women, or is that due to a wrong interpretation of the religion?, user G. Bach writes "the husband can determine where [his wife] lives". ...
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What are the requirements (e.g. wali) for a Muslim-Christian marriage?

I'm a Muslim, Alhamdulillah. My wife is a Christian. We got married in the court-house. Bad things started happening to us, and we thought it's probably because we didn't get married the Islamic way, ...
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Who can be a chaperone when talking to a potential woman?

I would like to know who can be a chaperone when you want to get to know a potential woman? For the purposes of marriage of course. Can a friend of the woman be a sufficient chaperone? Please offer ...
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Why exactly is it haram to have a girlfriend?

I don't really understand why it is haram to have a relationship with the opposite sex (with no sexual intercourse), or even just be friends. If I meet a girl, I would like to get to know her before ...
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Not allowed to have sex because of her parents

Asalamu alaikum brothers and sisters, The situation is that I live in Europe and my wife lives in Pakistan because I have not finished my study yet to have proper income for bringing my wife to ...
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Can I ask Allah for a religious wife but who has high libido?

Assalamualaikum brothers and sisters I'm 20 years old I have a high libido and unable to control myself from watching bad video's and masturbate I'm trying to quit this for my future wife and to ...
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What Islam says about bride’s presence and public consent during nikah? Is that not mandatory?

Nobody usually care about a bride’s presence or consent during nikah.almost all nikahs in our place takes place without the bride.is it valid and why?
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Does divorce occur if the husband is mentally ill by birth?

If a husband who has a 40+ age, acts like a 5,6 year old child (due to brain trauma) and says the words "talaq" more than twice (for no particular reason) and just small fights occuring between him ...
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What rulings of polygny apply in the case of a free man marrying a slave girl?

After reading Did scholars define a limitation of concubines a man could have? I remembered that there's another verse later saying: And whoever among you cannot [find] the means to marry free, ...
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What was the exact duration of Hazrat Safiyya (r.a.) idda?

After Hazrat Safiyya (r.a) was taken captive in the Battle of Khaybar, the Prophet manumitted her and married her. But, in accordance with the practice of istibra, he didn't consummate his marriage ...
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If a wife marries an already married man knowing he cannot do justice between his wives, is she blameworthy?

The Qur'an verse relating to polygyny is: And if you fear that you will not deal justly with the orphan girls, then marry those that please you of [other] women, two or three or four. But if you ...
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Is it a sin to hide a halal marriage, denying it in public?

I have been secretly married to a man for a year now. We cannot disclose our marriage because the parents of my husband would not approve of it. Is it a sin to hide the nikkah and deny it in public ...
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If a wife converts to Islam and her husband or father does not?

If a wife or daughter converts to Islam, and her husband or father does not, is she still required to be obedient to him?
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Can our imam act as wali for our nikkah, when my intended wife's family only allow her to date?

I am a 21 year-old Muslim, reverted 3 years ago to Islam, and now I would like to get married. I met a 16 year-old girl and she is interested in getting married, but her family are non-practicing ...
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Is making fun of marriage without thinking about its islamic part mockery of Islam

i had once heard a man say to his friend who was about to get married that "Marriage is the worst mistake a man can make" and then he proceeded to scare his friend with stories of how his life would ...
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What is the recommended way to conduct a wedding?

What is the Prophet Sunnah or the recommended way to get married in Islam? I also want an elaboration on the wedding (ceremony, feast, guests, etc.). I live in India and the marriage function varies ...
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Why did Prophet Muhammad (PBUH) marry Zainab bint Jahsh?

So this is something I wanted to know the answer about for a long time. Why did the Prophet Muhammad (saw) marry his first cousin but also daughter in law Zainab? This is a question I've also noticed ...
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Parent not allowing marriage to a converted Muslim because of perceived gossip; what is the ruling on this?

I want to marry a recently converted Muslim woman, but my mother won't allow it. My mother believes people will talk bad about the family. Should I obey her in this situation, or am I allowed to ...
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Taking Shahada with doubts

A catholic I know wishes to marry a muslim girl who has spent the past year trying to teach him about islam. He was told that he can only marry her if he is muslim, and he is willing to convert. He ...
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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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Are these two ahadith in Bukhari about guardian marriage contradicting each other?

I know a woman should take her guardian's will for marriage before proposing to marry someone and if her guardian refuses her right to marry then his guardianship becomes void and that she can choose ...
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Definition of rape - is marital rape a criminal offense in sharia

Marital rape consists of raping your spouse, i.e. having intercourse with your spouse despite a lack of consent. In modern law, marital rape is on par with extramarital rape in terms of legal ...
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What kind of condition are invalid in a nikah contract? Can not having intercourse be a condition?

Before asking my question I need to explain what made me ask it: Often when in a Muslim community a new revert/convert (in the cases I witnessed always female) came. The Muslims always gave (her) the ...
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What are the relevant rulings regarding being asked to leave my husband's house?

I got married 9 months ago, and there was several issues between me and my ex hubby, and the last one made him tell me to leave his house I told him I wasn’t leaving until he calls his walee on Friday,...
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Is a marriage with witnesses who weren't present valid in the Shafi'i madhhab, and what to do if it's not?

I was a divorced lady before I got married the second time. An imam was my wali for my second marriage and my nikah was done in me and my husband's presence. Though the imam brought two witnesses, ...
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What is Shia view about Interpretation of verse 24 of surat An-Nisa'(4:24)?

Verse 24 of surat An-Nisa'say: وَ الْمُحْصَناتُ مِنَ النِّساءِ إِلاَّ ما مَلَکَتْ أَيْمانُکُمْ کِتابَ اللَّهِ عَلَيْکُمْ وَ أُحِلَّ لَکُمْ ما وَراءَ ذلِکُمْ أَنْ تَبْتَغُوا بِأَمْوالِکُمْ ...
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What is the ruling on Muslim married women being close friends with a gay male friend?

According to Dr Zakir naik homosexuality is something that is acquired. There's also not any scientific evidence that being Gay is something people are born with. As per islamic rulings, acting on ...
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Can i say no to a forceful marriage?

I am 23 years old girl and studying. My family wants me to get married. They are forcing me. But i am adamant at my decision. My dad is sick. He is emotionally blackmailing me to get married. I said ...
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How does being in relationship makes it haram?

My question is, is being in a relationship fine if there is nothing haram in it but just a tag. We do nothing haram, nor meet but it's just that there's this relationship tag. Also please let me know ...
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Dua for marriage

Forgive me if this appears to be a dumb question but I am asking here anyway given how helpful everybody is here. Do you know of any surah/dua that will help me to marry sooner and the kind of man I ...
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Is it permissible to marry someone who dresses immodestly or is negligent in prayer if you can't find anyone else?

There are lots of married Muslim couples in the West but there is also a problem present for some of us. In the West clothing is not as modest as it is in Muslim majority countries. Lots of women wear ...
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Islamically when a women gets married does her primary responsibility go to her in-laws?

Salaams, I was having a discussion the other night with my family as I am getting married soon. My father said that I will be "leaving this family" and joining another family and when I disagreed he ...
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Are there any dua's to help getting married to someone?

I want to get married soon. I have a person whom I want to get married to. But my parents are not allowing as they don’t like the guy. They think he is not the right choice and never even talked to ...
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Can I get married without the witnesses or any other marriage formalities?

I want to marry a boy whom i love but i don't have any chance to go out and marry him officially or marry him through other marriage formalities... Like, we both have high sexual urges and we want to ...
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Is the Mahr only allowed to be handed to the wife exclusively?

Can the Mahr be handed over to the wife's family or it can only be handed directly to the wife? If it can be handed over to the family, are there any conditions upon it?
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How can one determine whether another has sincerely repented?

I'm considering marrying a man, but he had sexual intercourse with a male-to-female pre-op transsexual. He explains it to be a phase one he has "got out of his system", saying it's a curiosity and a ...
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What are the legal implications of a Muslim woman marrying outside her faith?

From a SeekersHub post Advice to a Christian Man Who Wants to Marry a Muslim Woman by Ustadha Zaynab Ansari, we have the following: Given that you’ve clearly thought this situation through, I would ...
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What's the proper way to ask someone for marriage?

I've just started looking into getting married and me being an introvert, it makes it really difficult for me to approach a ladies father and ask to marry his daughter. According to prophet Muhammad ...
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About Nikkah and arranged marriage

I am being forced to marry someone who is marrying me for wrong reasons and according to our traditions and understandings refusal of nikkah is very difficult. What is the advisable Islamic way to ...
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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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How intimate can a married couple be in public?

Can a husband and wife walk together holding hands in the park for example or is that already too much? Does it depend when you are in a non Muslim or Muslim country and what is the 'Urf - custom? If ...
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What constitutes reconciliation in an Islamic marriage?

My husband is a Muslim and was married for 10 years with no children birthed in the relationship. In 2005, my husband gave his wife's family a letter of divorcement. However marital relations ...
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What should I do when I want to marry a man but none of my relatives will be wali?

I have tried all possible means to get my dad to accept the man I want to marry, but he keeps on saying no simply because of some cultural belief. The man I want to marry is a Muslim and religious, ...
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Should I wait forty days after unintentional drinking before getting married?

Alhumdulliah, I'm going to marry within a few days. Unfortunately, I had an event 10 days ago and I drunk wine unintentionally. As far as I know if anyone get drunk, for the next 40 days his/her ...
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Bridegroom's Father Name on Marriage Contract

As-salamalaykum, I am a revert and my father is a non Muslim. I am getting married in next couple of Weeks In Sha Allah. The Qazi who shall conduct the marriage is not ready to write or say my non ...
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Marriage from New Muslim girl

Al Salam aliekom wa rahmatullah wa barakatoh Peace be upon prophet Muhammad and his family and his friends I want to find good new Muslim girl for marriage If there any person have experience could ...
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is the marriage valid?

if a man and a women commit a zina act together by doing a sexual act for e.g. the girl performing oral sex and the man touching her breast but they both did not have sex with eachother before ...
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Consummation of marriage

Are the kissing and touching of husband and wife to each other the consummation of marriage in Islam? Or is intercourse necessary?
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Is it permissible to ask my future wife if she is a virgin even if i my self am a virgin?

Hi i recently got a future soon to be wife. She is a pious person for all i know and i am wondering if it is permissible to ask her if she is a virgin or not. I myself am a virgin. The thought of ...