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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Shouldn't a slave woman guard her private parts except from her spouse?

Quran 23:5-6 says among the qualities of Believers And who guards their private parts except from their spouses and what their right hands possess, then surely they are not blameworthy. Quran ...
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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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Marrying the mother of ex girlfriend

Is it permissible for a man to marry the mother of a girl he used to have a relationship with? The relationship was in the past and involved physical touching but no penetration. I understand from 4:...
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I want to know about wife-beating according to shariah

I live, with my husband and child, in my father-in-law’s house where he is the master of the house. My husband beats me on minor issues, saying that it is recommended in Islam to beat his wife. My ...
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Marriage with brother's foster sister

It is stated that the foster relations are treated like blood relations in the following hadith. Narated By Amra bint 'Abdur-Rahman : That 'Aisha the wife of the Prophet told her uncle that once, ...
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Who should make the final decision in married life?

This is something that is debated about endlessly in my opinion, and also a cause for grief between the partners in a marriage. Could someone categorically, with proof and evidence from Quran and ...
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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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What should a couple in a civil union do when converting to Islam?

I have a friend of mine who is not married to his wife female partner and has recently had a boy. In fact, their relationship is official since in France there is an alternative to marriage which is ...
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Making Dua to Marry a Specific Person

Assalaamualaikum! Is it possible that Allah changes the person one will marry if one makes a dua, because prayers can change fate of a person if Allah accepts that dua? In other words, can one ask ...
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What are my duties towards my husband's child?

I am married to a wonderful man living in the UK to make a living for his family. He has a daughter from a previous marriage and has full custody. For diverse circumstances the little girl must live ...
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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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Validity of a Muslim marrying a Christian woman [duplicate]

My husband and I recently got married. He is a Muslim, I am Catholic Christian. We had a nikah ceremony in the presence of friends and family, which was officiated by an imam. Three weeks after our ...
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Can I marry a non-virgin women by myself being a virgin muslim [duplicate]

Can I marry a non virgin girl who had premarital relationship with her ex-boyfriend? I recently got to know this and my wedding is going to be held. I'm confused and not able to tell this to anyone ...
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My husband divorced me in front of our parents out of anger. How to proceed from here? [closed]

I and my husband are now living separately, and have been for about 4 months now. The reason we argued is because of his wrong doing, and he divorced me in front of both our parents. After a couple ...
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Can a nineteen years old girl get divorce?

I am a 19 years old girl and I want divorce. Does a girl's parent have any right to stop or force that girl from having divorce even if she wants a divorce from her husband?
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What can a man do to satisfy his sexual desires when he cannot have relations with his wife?

I know the fact, that a husband and wife are told to distance themselves while a women is on menstruation, but what and how can a man satisfy his sexual desires? I have come to a point where I cannot ...
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How to decide on a marriage date?

According to the sunnah, what is the maximum time allowed between acceptance of a proposal and the actual nikah. I understand that engagement ceremony isn't part of Islam. But I have seen people keep ...
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Will Allah punish me if I am married to a man who won’t pray?

Will Allah (swt) punish me if I am married to a man who doesn’t pray 5 times a day? I love my husband very much and it was my choice to marry him. He keeps on saying he will pray when it will be the ...
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Can I marry my grandfather's cousin's daughters?

Is it permissible to marry any of my grandfather's cousin's daughters? I am instructed to call them "aunt". I understand it is not permissible to marry your mother's sister or father's sister, but do ...
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Can someone divorce one brother to marry another?

Is there any provision in Islam for a woman to divorce one brother to marry another? If husband and wife are not living together for 8 years and husband is not taking any financial responsibilities ...
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Can I marry my cousin's daughter? [duplicate]

Sorry for the grammatical mistakes. English is not my first language. Recently, I have fallen in love with a girl and I don't want to do an unlawful relation. Instead, I want to directly marry her. ...
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Does my husband have any right to my earnings?

Assalamau Alaikkum. I'm married and working. I got married before 2 years. My husband is good and he does five times prayer. But when it comes to money he behaves differently. He wants my full salary. ...
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Can a divorced woman talk to her ex-husband considering the child(ren) from that previous marriage?

A woman had married first time and had a child with that husband but then they divorced later. The woman married again. Is she allowed to talk with the first husband because they have a child. And ...
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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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Does "nikah" mean "sex"?

In another question, we have this quote: 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 or f***. -...
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Which is the priority: Performing Hajj or getting married?

If someone has money and he is not married, and in the same time he wants to go to the Hajj, which one is preferred: performing Hajj or getting married?
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Is walima (marriage banquet) neccesary?

I am a 21 year old girl and my parents have fixed my match. The groom's family later quoted that they wont be performing walima (marriage banquet), as none in their family performed yet, they even ...
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Is a Muslim man allowed to have more than one wife if his wife is non-Muslim and polygyny is against his wife's religion?

Qur'an 4:3 permits a man to have up to four wives (polygyny), provided he does justice to them. Qur'an 5:5 permits a man to marry chaste women of the book (typically Christians or Jews). While ...
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When the thought-to-be-dead husband shows up, what is the situation of the wife and 2nd husband?

Let's say there was a married couple in love. The husband soon "dies" in an untoward accident, and the wife is left grieving. After a year or so, she meets another man and decides to re-marry. This ...
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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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Can I marry a LDS/Mormon woman? I know the Qur'an allows marriage to believers, but are Mormons believers?

I know that many questions have been asked about marrying spouses that are "believers," but who are not Muslims, and that the Qur'an does make it permissible as long as they are devout believers, etc. ...
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Is my father's irrational rejection of my marriage proposal enough of an excuse to have my brother be my wali?

I would like to explain my situation first before asking my question. A righteous man, whom visits the masjid often, reads Quran, delivers da'awah in person and online, and is well known by many in ...
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Was my marriage valid given that there was no wali and my husband had no witnesses of his own?

I am a revert for nearly a year and I was married to a brother quite quickly after I converted to Islam. He asked me to marry him and three days later we attended a mosque and got married. I had no ...
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Can somebody marry a fifth woman if one dies?

If a man is married to four women, one of which dies, is he authorized to marry a fifth one?
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What is recommended behaviour and the rights of a wife, If her husband is sinful and wouldn't give up?

My husband is very Islamic, but chats online with unknown girls, even requesting "space and privacy". He sometimes talks to them for a whole day, which I find disturbing. I have asked him to stop, ...
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Quran 4:3 - injustice to wives

In 4:3, it says per the Sahih International translation: 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 ...
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Why is it haram for two people who truly love each other to get married, even if they have the same gender?

I'm biologically a girl and I'm attracted to both genders, but mostly girls. I know that as long as I don't act on my feelings, it's not a sin because it's something out of my control. But how is it ...
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Can someone marry a wife of his maternal uncle after the separation of that uncle and aunt?

I have read a lot of articles regarding this subject, but I couldn't find any solution to my problem. My question is, Can someone marry a wife of his maternal uncle after the separation of that uncle ...
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Is a woman allowed to marry a man once she was in touch with?

I went through something which is not allowed in Islam. I used to chat with guys and then I found a man who totally changed me like Islamically, and I started liking him, but then now I know for women ...
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Lying to get married, grounds for divorce, or will it reduce barakh in the marriage?

My husband and his family deceived me on many levels before we got married. Before I married him he had a severe case of cancer, which reached his bones and organs. It was also his understanding that ...
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Do I have the right to marry individually in the manner I desire, against the will of my parents?

I am a born Muslim living in Canada. Six months from now, me and my 3 siblings are about to get married. My father claims that the marriage will be 'Islamic' but wants to spend thousands on dresses of ...
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Is it mandatory for the bride to pierce her nose for marriage in Islam?

This is creating a difficult situation for me. My parent and relative asked me to do this but the bride doesn't want to. Is it mandatory for the bride to pierce her nose for wearing jewelry (nose ...
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What is permitted as dowry, besides money, for the bride? (Sunni viewpoint)

Some women feel that giving them money as part of the dowry is offensive in the sense of that the husband appears to be "buying" the wife, which is not true, but given today's society and how the ...
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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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Does saying kobul to a male 3 times without parental consent get you married?

I made a mistake 2 years ago by getting into a relationship with someone. I said kobul to him 3 times without the permission of my parents. We are not together anymore as I've realised that being in a ...
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What does the Quran or Hadith say about Nakedness within a marriage?

My husband is a Muslim and we have been married for 5 months and I have not seen his whole body. He keeps himself covered with a towel around the house, and sex is done under the cover or in the dark. ...
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Is nikah permissible and valid if the man had illegal sexual relationship with the woman's mother and kept it hidden?

I have a friend who is 23 years old and when she was about 6 or 7 years old a friend of her father had illegal sexual relationship with her mother. However, she didnt knew and now she was in love ...
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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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How can a Muslim woman marry if her family members are non-Muslims and cannot perform the role of the wali?

Me and my fiancé are planning on having a nikah soon, but I have been researching the topic and my parents and family are all non-Muslim (I have converted to Islam after meeting my fiancé). But I ...
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Polygyny -what is the purpose? [closed]

As a Muslim man, I have never really thought much about polygyny and I am more of a one woman person. However, under what circumstances can a husband be involved with a potential second wife? Does ...

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