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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Does Qur’an 4:6 forbid child marriage?

Definition(s) Child marriage: An Adult Man getting Married to a Prepubescent Girl. Question Does this saying of Allah: And test the orphans [in their abilities] until they reach marriageable age. [ ...
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How to convert from Shia to Sunni?

Greetings brothers and sisters, I've looked all over for the answers to this question yet I'm still confused and have not come to a conclusion. I am to marry a Muslim man, and I am Sunni Muslim but ...
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Is it permissible for the grandfather to marry his granddaughter?

Quran specifies permissible and non-permissible marriages in chapter 4, verses 22, 23, and 24. Basically a list is given and then it's said that marry whomever beyond that list. But granddaughters are ...
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Can man do marriage with his mother in law after the divorce of her daughter? [duplicate]

Please give the answer quickly in my I.d address. Can a man do marriage with his mother in law after divorce of her daughter?
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Rejecting marriage proposal [closed]

Assalamuallaikum, is it a valid reason for rejecting a marriage proposal if one doesn't feel the connection with the person, like feeling no chemistry, and more of not liking the person in general. ...
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Are the "half your deen" hadiths authentic?

Question: Are the "half your deen" hadiths authentic? I hear it quoted often. For example: Narrated by Anas ibn Malik, Allah’s Messenger (peace be upon him) said, “When a man marries he has ...
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If a Muslim man marries a Christian woman, what are the conditions for the wedding ceremony?

I know that Muslim men can marry Christian or Jewish women, but how must the ceremony take place? Does it have the be in a mosque and performed by an Imam? Naturally, the woman would prefer it to ...
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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 can a child marriage be anything but forced?

EDIT: I am putting a bounty on this question. Therefore I added references and precisions to address the comments (some of which, I believe, seem to have been posted without reading this question). ...
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Marriage without the consent of father?

Is a woman of age 25 allowed in Islam to marry without her father's consent? Father is alive and not abusive.
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Can an old widow in her iddat be in her sons nikah?

Assalam aleikum hazrat. i woukd like to know about my ammi jaan she is the widow of my father after his unfortunate death. As we have arranged my younger brother's nikah before the death of my ...
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How do I ask my husband for khula, when the problem is with me? [closed]

Assalamulaikum, I have been married to my husband for almost 7 years, we got married in Pakistan and live in the UK. Despite having a pretty normal and supportive relationship, with all its highs and ...
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Is nikah halal with a razai(foster) sister's sister?

May Allah bless all of us. Dear brothers and sisters Assalam-Alaikum. I have a question regarding nikah. Whether the marriage of a man is allowed or not, with the younger daughter of his father's ...
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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 married to this lady)
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Breastfeeding and marriage

Salaam, I have a question about marriage and breastfeeding. I was breastfed by my mother’s brother’s wife once when my mom was away and I was crying. This same uncle of mine has another wife, who has ...
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Is our marriage valid given that my husband has not paid me mahr yet?

About a month ago me and my husband got married The point is that he didn't pay me mahr yet. He proposed the amount of money by himself (of course I agreed). Until now, I haven't heard about paying ...
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Can I marry my wife's sister, who is widow now? [duplicate]

We know that Islamic rules do not allow marriage with wife's sister. My question is, what if she is a widow and nobody is ready to take responsibility for her? I want to take responsibility for her ...
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Her guardian agreed for our marriage and they are abroad can we perform our nikah by self

I’m living in dubai but basically im from Pakistan i met here one girl who Christian but after she embraced Islam now we are willing to get marriage we do the all documentations and her parents also ...
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Atheist getting islamic marriage ceremony for the sake of tradition by parents?

Assalamuailakum, Is this sinful? My parents want to do an islamic marriage ceremony for my athiest brother (hes 28yo) and his girlfriend. They do not believe in Allah swt but my parents say as muslim ...
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Procedure for doing sex without committing a sin

Peace be upon everyone! I am nervous as I am not used to share my concerns regarding this matter online but I believe that we as muslims are always supporting to each other. I have been scattering ...
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Aisha's age in the book of Ibn Saad

Salam. Is it true that Ibn Saad in Tabakat wrote that Aisha was 9 years old at the time of the engagement, and 12 years old at the time of consummation? Similar things are written about Ibn Hillikan.
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Why did Prophet Muhammad (PBUH) marry Zainab bint Jahsh? [closed]

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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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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Feast from the side of girl's family (marriage)

In marriage there's a walima (feast) from the side of boy's family and this is sunnah, and there's nothing like this from the girl's family, right? So is it permissible for girl's family to do things ...
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According to Hanafi jurisprudence, marrying Jews or Christians is Makruh Tahrimi. Why is it Makruh Tahrimi even though it is allowed in the Qu'ran?

According to Hanafi jurisprudence, marrying Jews and Christians is Makruh Tahrimi. Makruh Tahrimi acts are minor sins. Why is it Makruh Tahrimi if the Quran allows marriage to Jews or Christians? ...
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Would they be muslim?

My friend is going to marry a Christian woman - they are having nikkah. The woman has not took shahada - but after nikkah will she be Muslim? As it is Muslim marriage?
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Is a married couple allowed to be naked during sex?

I heard in a bayan (sermon) that the married couples should not be fully naked (without any clothes) even during sex. This answer states that the ayats 23:5-6 reveals that the couples can be naked. ...
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Is earning about kissing before marriage through websites and not videos out of curiosity haraam?

Recently I have been curious about knowing how do people kiss. I have read it on a website that it's okay to learn through websites but not through pictures and videos only when you are about to marry....
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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 it haram to marry a Christian woman even if she is chaste?

Allah says in the Qu'ran: الزَّانِي لَا يَنكِحُ إِلَّا زَانِيَةً أَوْ مُشْرِكَةً وَالزَّانِيَةُ لَا يَنكِحُهَا إِلَّا زَانٍ أَوْ مُشْرِكٌ ۚ وَحُرِّمَ ذَٰلِكَ عَلَى الْمُؤْمِنِينَ The fornicator ...
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Why do only women need a wali for nikah?

If the Quran states that believers are equal, whether men or women, why does only a woman need a wali to get married?
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Are step-children considered the same as a man's own children?

Does any children that come from the widow's previous marriage considered the same as a man's own children. Are a man's obligations towards his own children the same as what he has to the widow he may ...
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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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Is not husband having no right over wife's salary a bit injustice?

Suppose i am married with a earning wife. We both earn the same. I am only son of my parents and she is also only issue of her parents. Now as i have to look after her expenses and also my children i ...
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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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Who are the women that a man is forbidden to marry?

While I know that Islam allow a man to marry four wives at the same time, it prohibited men from marrying specific women, such as mother. My question is, who are those women that are prohibited for a ...
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Is it improper for a woman to insist on being the only wife?

Qur'an 4:3 makes Islamically permissible men having more than one wife. However, after some (comically unsuccessful) attempts at finding a husband, I can say the idea of my (inshallah) future husband ...
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Do unmarried women become public property?

In a lecture video available on YouTube (and in many more) Dr. Zakir Naik claimed that unmarried women become public property. My questions - 1) Does Islam support this statement? Are there any ...
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How to defend Aisha's marriage age? [closed]

If we take the usual view that she married at 6 and then later consummated at 9 after her menses and the Prophet (saw) was in his early 50s we can challenge the non Muslim critic by saying why do we ...
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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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Can an arbitrator for domestic disputes in Qur'an 4:35 be a non-Muslim?

And if you fear dissension between the two, send an arbitrator from his people and an arbitrator from her people. If they both desire reconciliation, Allah will cause it between them. Indeed, Allah is ...
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Do I need to get a divorce from a secret marriage to remarry?

I was in a relationship and in order to avoid zinnah we decided to get married. I was a girl of 24 years then and during the process of nikkah my guardian or any of my relatives was not present, I was ...
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Marriage in Judgement-day

Allah Almighty has said people will get what they wish for in Jannah or Heaven. What if you wish for a woman who is someone else's wife? And The woman also want to be with you, What will be the ...
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Istekhara about potenial marriage

Assalamwalaikum. I met a guy, and we have known each other for 5 months now. It felt like an instant connection, we clicked. We really wanted to marry and spend our lives together. We both felt right ...
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Is nikah valid when one is called by his step father's name?

My Mom and Dad has been in Nikah for more than 20 years, and my mother has been called with her step father's name since. I recently got to know from a drama serial that Nikah is not valid if spouse(s)...
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Validity of a forced nikah?

I know forced marriage is not permissible. But many people say that as long as the bride agrees with the marriage contract, and says qabul three times, the marriage is valid. But, what if the bride’s ...
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Can you and your spouse stay at their own parents place right after nikah?

Assalamualaikum I want to know is it possible that I can stay at my place and she can stay at her place right after the actual nikah (After signing the marriage contract) until the time comes? Cause I ...
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Wife's Tamkin and Marital Rape

It is not my question, But some one asked me about this issue.What are the differences of wife's submission/deference (Tamkin Khas) in Islamic law and marital rape in western law? In western law there ...
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What are the virtuous acts of the first night together for newly married spouses?

I am getting married next week so I wanted to know the things we do in the night of marriage. I had a doubt about can we have sex with our wife on the first night of marriage so please clear this ...
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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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