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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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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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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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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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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What are temporary marriages and how are they different from permanent ones?

What are temporary marriages and how are they different from permanent ones? Are they still allowed?
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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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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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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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What is the maximum time for a man to leave his wife alone?

What is the maximum time period for a man to leave his wife separate without having sexual intercourse between them? (For instance, he went to a foreign country to earn a living.) I heard that at the ...
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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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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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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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Why should a man marry more than one wife, when he clearly cannot treat them equally?

I have a problem with men marrying more than one wife. I know this is written in the Holy QURAN, but it clearly states you should be able to love them equally which is definitely not possible. The ...
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Why did Prophet Mohammed (saws) not let Ali marry another woman?

"An indication of their special relationship is found in the fact that Ali never married another woman as long as Fatima was alive. Sunni sources explain this curiosity in a tradition in which Ali ...
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What are the conditions required for marrying more than one woman in Islam?

What are the conditions which are needed to be fulfilled before marrying a second, third or fourth woman? Edit Apart from the above part the thing I am actually looking is something that says ...
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Is a marriage which is illegal in the host country still Islamically valid?

News from my home town reports of an Islamic child marriage: A 34-year-old Melbourne man has cried in court while pleading guilty to illegally marrying a 14-year-old bride in an Islamic wedding ...
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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 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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Am I eligible to remarry now?

I am a 29 years old female residing in Karachi, Pakistan. I applied for Khula from my ex husband in August 2012 but before the judgement of the khula took place, he sent me a divorce deed on the 11th ...
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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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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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Is meher payable even after a divorce demanded by wife?

Sometimes the meher is not given, or is not given in full, at the time of marriage, rather the man promises to provide the meher at some later date. This question regards the situation where the wife ...
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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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Is a Muslim husband allowed to have sex with his multiple wives simultaneously?

Is it permissible for a man to have sex with 2 or 3 wives at a time if his wives have no problem to have sex and have no problem to share their husband together? Note that, they are wives, not hired ...
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How does Islam view love marriages?

Many of the marriage of the prophet was believed to be political or to strengthen relationship between two families. Some can argue that a marriage in Islam can be for supporting a girl (and vice ...
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Why is marriage restricted to four wives?

Allah clearly permits marriage to multiple wives — insofar as they can be treated justly — in Qur'an 4:3, where He says "…then marry those that please you of [other] women, two or ...
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How much information should be shared between potential husband and wife before nikkah?

Suppose a girl has issues with her monthly cycle and she took some hormone treatment to fix it and she is satisfied with the treatment. However she walks into marriage without sharing this detail with ...
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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 a marriage valid without presence/consent of anyone else?

According to my knowledge in a marriage at-least following people should be present The Bride The Bride groom Bride's Father The Kazi Is it possible that a marriage can be valid without presence or ...
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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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Does the wife have the right to reject sex?

The wife has to obey her husband and he has to provide for her and treat her with kindness. However is the wife allowed to reject sex if she was not in the mood or for any other reason? It is her ...
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In a forced marriage, is sex obligatory for the woman?

If you are in a forced marriage in Islam, is it still necessary to perform sexual intercourse with your husband/wife? If you are not happy or give consent to having any sexual activities performed on ...
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Is Jihad Al-Nikah (جهاد النكاح) an Islamic rule?

I heard about Jihad Al-Nikah in television and radio, especially in the Syrian war which Saudi cleric gave a fatwa about it. Does it exist in Islam?
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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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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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Who asked whom when The Prophet's daughter married Imam Ali (a.s).?

Is there any hadith to show which side first asked for marriage in the marriage of the daughter of The Prophet (SAWW) to Imam Ali (a.s.)?
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What is the Iddah period for an old lady?

According to Wikipedia: Iddah is, the period, three months after a divorce and four months and ten days after the death of a spouse, is calculated on the number of menses that a woman has. Iddah ...
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Is it halal to marry the daughter of my divorced wife if the child is from her ex-husband?

Can a man marry his wife's daughter from her ex-husband after divorcing the wife? Does the wife's daughter from ex-husband become halal to him after he divorces his wife?
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How one can go close to stranger with intention of marriage?

As looking/meeting stranger females is haram and one cannot go for relation with any unmarried. If one's parents are not serious about child's marriage. How can one search and come close to a suitable ...
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When should the marriage party(Walima) be given?

It is the sunnah of Prophet(PBUH) to give Walima(marriage party). When should a bride groom give the treat for his marriage? I need the quickest time. ie, From when can a bride groom give the ...
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Marrying a second woman behind your wife's back: is it wrong and can Quran/Hadith prove this?

Salam alaykum. Please note that I myself am not in this position, rather I am in the position of knowing men who say they do "halal cheating"; namely marrying a second woman making the sexual ...
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Mother's Milk And Marriage

As salaamu alaikum, *Condition :-* There are two women let we name them 'A' and 'B'. Women A have 3 Sons and women B have 3 daughter. women A gave milk to Women B's first daughter and to the last ...
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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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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 gay marriage prohibited? [duplicate]

Is there anything explicitly prohibiting gay marriage in Islam? I don't mean sodomy or gay adultery. I mean actual marriage and raising a family as a homosexual couple. Sura 4, An-Nisa appears to ...
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What does the Qur'an say about interracial marriages?

Moses' wife was of another race and in the Bible (Numbers 12:1-15) Aaron and Miriam were punished for criticizing this interracial marriage. What does the Qur'an say about interracial marriages?
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Can nikkah be pronounced via Skype?

Is it possible for someone to have nikkah via skype? Like having an Imam on either sides. That way will the nikkah be considered valid? As some people don't believe in engagement because of bad eye (...
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If a girl is a Christian and she reads/prays according to Bible - is it permissible for a Muslim man to marry her?

I understand that a Muslim man can marry a woman from the people of the book (i.e Christian, Jew) but they should also be chaste (or repent sincerely) and of course, believe in God. One question that ...
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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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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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