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 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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Does Quran restrict marriage of a Muslim adulterer to only Muslim adulterer or a non Muslim?

Quran 24:3 The fornicator does not marry except a [female] fornicator or polytheist, and none marries her except a fornicator or a polytheist, and that has been made unlawful to the believers. ...
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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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Is there a hadeeth about not promoting Muslim men marrying non-Muslim women?

According to this Question - Why are Muslim women prohibited from marrying non-Muslims while Muslim men are allowed to? muslim men can marry non muslim women. But I had read a hadeeth which said that ...
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Why Muslim woman cannot mary Jewish man? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: What's the stand of Islam on a Muslim woman marrying a non-believer? Is it permissible in Islamic law for a Muslim woman to marry a Jewish man? If not, why not? Does the ...
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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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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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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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Does Islam support marriage between siblings?

In Islam it is said that human being came from the Adam and Eve and it is added that when they get married, they had 41 children and they were twins. Holding this into hand, does Islam permit marriage ...
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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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Is Mehr supposed to be mutually agreed upon or is it a gift from husband on his own will?

I understand that the husband must give Mehr before/on marriage. But is it something that needs to be mutually agreed upon as part of marriage contract as it is done these days or the original intent ...
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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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Can a man who is now divorced remarry?

Can a man who had only one wife and is now divorced remarry? Does the rule vary if they do or don't have children? If yes, how? If it's allowed, is it compulsory or optional?
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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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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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What is the Islamic ruling on joint families?

Is it allowed to live with parents in the same house after marriage? Is it allowed to live with siblings and parents in the same house after marriage? Is it allowed to live with siblings and their ...
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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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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 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'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 permissible for a Muslim male to make a marriage proposal to a girl? [closed]

Is it considered sinful in Islam for a man to ask a woman, prior to proposing to her, if she is willing to consider him for marriage? I know that Islam frowns upon unnecessary interaction between ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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