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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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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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Are Muslim men allowed to take "sex slaves?"

According to TheReligionofPeace.com: The Quran also gives devout Muslim men license to capture women and use them as sex slaves, lest four wives prove insufficient. The same site also makes the ...
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Just reciting "Talak" thrice commits divorce?

According to my knowledge for a non-muslim to become muslim he/she has to recite sura' Fatia. And just reciting is not enough. It should be felt from heart and be believed. On the other hand just ...
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What's the stand of Islam on a Muslim woman marrying a non-believer?

I've heard different opinions about this issue, what’s the stand of Islam on a Muslim woman marrying a non-believer? What if the man claims he'd convert to Islam to be able to marry the Muslim woman? ...
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Is it mandatory to get married in Islam? [duplicate]

Is it mandatory to get married in Islam? Actually a few years back, I fell in love with a girl. Since I belong to a religious family, I did what our religion asks us to, I told my parents and they ...
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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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Is it permitted to not get married?

Marrying is not a farz in Islam. What if someone chooses not to get married and keep fasting to control desire?
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Can we marry non-chaste women of the book al kitaab?

I understand Allah has made it permissible for Muslim men to marry women of the book (al kitaab) who is chaste. Mashallah. What if the woman is not chaste? Is it possible for her to become chaste? ...
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Why are Muslims allowed to marry up to four women?

Why does Islam allow a man to marry up to four women, while women are allowed to marry only one man? What are the reasons behind this?
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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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Why are Muslim women prohibited from marrying non-Muslims while Muslim men are allowed to?

Muslim women are not allowed under any circumstances to get married to a non-Muslims including Christians and Jews (Ahlul Kitab). While Muslim men are allowed to marry non-Muslim women if they were ...
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Allowed to marry ' people of the book ' especially Christians or not?

I have heard drastically different opinions on this issue. So it is clear from Quran 2:221 and 60:10 that a muslim should not marry a mushrik (polytheist) nor a disbeliever. Now.... They have ...
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Should I be honest about premarital sex with a future husband?

When I was 16 years old, I had sex with my older male cousin. It was not consensual and I had always wanted to wait until I was married to have any sexual relations. after that day I fooled myself ...
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Is a woman required to have sex with her husband whenever he requests it?

Is it a religious duty for a woman to have sex with her husband whenever he requests it? What if she is not in the mood? Should a man be understanding or is it expected from his wife to always obey ...
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How come Mohammad (pbuh) was married to 9 women?

How come Mohammad (pbuh) was married to 9 women while Islam allows men to have up to four wives? Is there a reason behind that?
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Is Iddah required if the couple has been seperate for a time before divorce?

A lady is living without her husband from last 7 months, as her husband is working abroad and she is living at her patents' home. Her husband has divorced her now. My question is regarding iddat (...
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Are women who are divorced after the consummation entitled to maintenance?

Can a woman demand maintenance from her husband if she was divorced after the consummation of the marriage? What is the view of the majority of the scholars regarding this?
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Can transgender people be Muslims, and how do gendered rules and rules about marriage apply?

What is the view of Islam about transgender/bigender people? Are they considered Muslims? anyone who pronounces the shahada a Muslim My questions are: Some rules in Islam (like wearing gold, ...
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Is it permissible for a girl to chat with men online or follow them on Twitter?

I am girl and I don't usually talk to men but since I have started college so I have spoken to a few guys. Previously I had fell in love with a guy and was flirting with him over the internet. ...
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Should a husband get the consent of his current wife(s) if he wishes to marry another woman?

Is it mandatory for a husband get the consent of his current wife(s) if he wishes to marry another woman? And why? If so, should he get the consent of all his wives in case he has more than one? ...
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What to do after converting to Islam while happily married to a non-Muslim husband?

I am a recent revert to Islam. I was married before I reverted, to a man that is not a Muslim, although he believes in monotheism. What is the Islamic ruling on this? I do not think Allah would let ...
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Is romantic love permissible before marriage?

Love is an uncontrollable feeling.* It may happen blindly. My questions are: Is it allowed in Islam? Can a guy and girl fall in love with one another before marriage? What if you love someone with ...
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What does being an obedient wife really mean? [duplicate]

As I understand, Muslim wives are required to be obedient: ... So righteous women are devoutly obedient, guarding in [the husband's] absence what Allah would have them guard. ... -- Qur'an 4:34 ...
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Will a (non-Muslim) marriage still be valid if the husband or the wife reverts to Islam?

Suppose a non-Muslim wants to convert to Islam but his/her partner doesn't want to convert, and they don't want to divorce because they love each other. If he/she still converts, is the marriage still ...
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What is the meaning of "nikah" and the purpose of marriage?

I heard that the word "nikah" has a disgusting meaning to it? All this time I thought "nikah" meant marriage, but apparently it means to have sex. What is the main purpose of marriage in Islam? And ...
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Is it okay to get married then a year or so later tell the parents?

Suppose you are an adult (according to Allah) like 16-18, but a child according to society and your family, and you want to get married for Islamic reasons (keeping away from zinnah [adultery]) and ...
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Where the nikah of the daughters of the Prophet held in masjids?

Was the nikah of the daughters of Rasool ullah sallalaho alaihi wa Salam held in masjid?
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Does the father have to be present during the nikah or is his consent enough?

I want to know whether the father has to be present or is his consent enough? Along with two witnesses of course. A girl and boy would like to get married, the boys side has sent a proposal. The ...
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My father refuses to let me marry a boy because of caste; is "caste" an important part of marriage?

I'm a Muslim girl and want to marry a Muslim boy who is following Islam properly. So I spoke with my guardian (الولي), that is my father, and he refused the proposal and does not want to meet his ...
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Is forced marriage to a religious man allowed?

Assalamu alaikum I have a question regarding this hadith that states: If there comes to you one whose religious commitment and attitude pleases you, then marry [your female relative who is under ...
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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 are the teachings of Islam about sperm donation?

The science has come to such an amazing and miraculous era where heart transplant, kidney replacement and eye replacement operations are taking place. There is also a sperm donation provision, which ...
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Can a virgin Muslim man marry a non-virgin (by premarital sex) unmarried Muslim woman?

Can a virgin Muslim man/woman marry a non-virgin unmarried Muslim woman/man. That is the man/woman who have had premarital sex which is not allowed/haram by the Islamic law. Can this type of person ...
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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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What does it mean by the marriage is valid but its condition is illegal?

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 Shighar?...
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Wali's right to marry off a virgin without her consent in different madhahib

Sparked by this question I did some reading up on marrying off young girls. I'm posting unabridged sections from Reliance of the Traveler to give the full context of my question. My question is at the ...
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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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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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What if I find that after we have a nikah we are not compatible? (Sunni viewpoint)

I understand and know that marriage is a big deal. I am looking forward to getting married, Alhamdulillah and Inshallah. Question is: What if I find that when meeting a potential spouse that the ...
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Was the marriage of Aisha(RA) to Prophet Muhammad(PBUH) a divine decree?

Prophet Muhammad(PBUH) married Hazrat Aisha(RA) when she was only 9 years old and he was 53. He in fact proposed her when she was only 6. This sounds strange that the most genius person in the world ...
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What is the Islamic ruling regarding secret marriages?

What is the Islamic ruling if a man marries in secret without telling his family? Or a girl marries without telling her family?
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Can a Muslim boy get married to a Christian catholic girl? [duplicate]

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 marry a Christian ...
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Is marriage between divorcees both with kids permissible? How to raise the kids if they are of opposite gender?

Is it allowed for a divorced man with a 10-year old son who's living permanently with him to marry a divorced woman with a 3-year old daughter who also lives permanently with her? Can both kids be ...
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Does Islam make any distinction by caste when it comes to marriage?

Does Islam make/suggest any distinction/restriction by caste when it comes to making alliances (finding a partner for marriage)? Additionally, does it allow or even mention about caste?
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Is it possible to remarry my husband after being divorced years ago?

My husband divorced me during menses 11 years ago. He uttered the divorce words three times in one meeting, then I went back to my parents house. After 2 weeks, a group of ladies from my family went ...
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What if a husband is displeased with his new wife's body after getting married?

I'm wondering what after happens if, after getting married and the wife revealing her body for the first time, her husband is not satisfied. Question: What if a husband is displeased with his new ...
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Do actions (kissing, touching, etc) which could lead to zina (sex before marriage) count as a major sin?

People often talk of major and minor sins, minor being those which may be forgiven due to good deeds and regular prayer, etc, while major are those that one must repent for with sincerity for ...
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My parents forbid me to marry; what happens if I commit zina?

I am a 23-year old boy and doing a good job in capital of Pakistan. We are only 3 brothers, no sister (reason to tell is there no responsibility of her marriage). I am eldest of all, we are a upper-...
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My wife's father (wali) did not consent to our marriage since I am not from the same family and village; is our marriage valid?

In April 2013. I married in Pakistan (ISB) a girl of the same nationality and religion (age 27, Doctor) after a struggle of 8 years. After which we were both living in KSA, and more than 300 people ...
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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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