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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Is it appropriate to live in relative's home temporarily after marriage?

Is it allowed in Islam, as husband and wife, to stay in our mutual uncle's house during vacation when visiting home from overseas? He has 3 sons, all under 13 years of age.
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Can human and jinn marry, and is it permissible?

I remember reading in many books about the human and jinn marriage and their children. But that was long time ago and i just remembered them after reading this question: Can Jinn have sex with my ...
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Is this a case of sighar marriage?

My elder sister marriage is adjusted with my cousin. I like sister of my cousin. Can I marry her after my sister marriage. Is it a sighar marriage?
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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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Is iddah needed if the wife didn't have any physical relationship with her husband?

I did Nikah 3 years ago and my rukhsati (wedding/first sleeping time/Dukhlah) was in near future. I still lived with my parents. My husband died when I was living with my parents. We never had any ...
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Can a non-Muslim woman enter Islam by taking the shahada without really believing?

A women that I know, I told her that I can't marry a non-Muslim woman until she accepts Islam. She has read a bit of the Quran and about Islam, but was not convinced about Islam or if Allah the one ...
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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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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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What to do when my parents forbid me from marrying a girl due to caste?

I am trying to get married to someone I really like, and I have talked to her for 3 months now, not about anything bad but I know this is not the appropriate thing to do. I was not the best Muslim ...
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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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How to interprete a marriage a Non-muslim prayer Salaat Al-Istikhara?

I am a Mexican Christian woman in love with a Kuwaiti Muslim man 10 years younger, both of us living in the US. Many things are against us but we love each other, so we are very confused. We dated ...
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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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When proposing / before agreeing to marry a woman, how much can a man look at her (body)?

I found the following evidence: A lady came to Allah's Messenger (ﷺ) and said, "O Allah's Messenger (ﷺ)! I have come to you to offer myself to you." He raised his eyes and looked at her and ...
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Does Islam allow buying or selling of women into marriage?

I've heard reports about women being sold into marriage, in both Nigeria and Iraq. This question talks about forced marriage, but does Islam say anything about either someone buying a bride, or ...
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How do I reassure the man i want to marry that our children will not be influenced or lead astray by my non-Muslim family?

I am a revert with no known Muslims in my immediate or extended family. I would really like to marry this Muslim man that I have known for six years. He has expressed to me that he fears the influence ...
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What should I do about prior attempts at seeking relationships and the effect it has with my current fiancé?

My fiancé question me as to whether I have a boyfriend and/or sexual relationship. I told him that I did not have any. But shaitan misguided him and he saw a boy in my Facebook account and thought he ...
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Is it halal to leave my wife who converted from Hinduism to Islam to marry me?

I have married a Hindu girl who was divorced with 1 son after she converted to Islam. My parents didn't know this and now they are trying to marry me to my cousin sister. Is it acceptable in Islam?
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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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I keep fantasizing about my future wife resulting in the release of mazi and it touching my clothes. Can I offer my prayers in this state?

I have my soon to be wife in Pakistan and we talk on Skype while I'm in USA. She is very Islamic and we never had any bad conversation or anything that we are not allowed to speak about before ...
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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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How to decide between two deen-conscious women for marriage?

I would like some advice please regarding two possible women who have approached for marriage. The first girl is conscious of her deen and prays regularly. She is modest in her dress code and has a ...
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Is it permissible to marry someone with whom you have had premarital sex?

I have had sex with an innocent girl of my age we both are muslims. I did not have the knowledge of haram and halal while performing the act but now I feel disgusted. She wants me to marry her but my ...
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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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Can I marry an atheist woman with our parents' consent? What if she's pregnant?

If I am in a relationship with an atheist woman, then what should I do, leave her or marry her? If I tell her I can't marry her because she is an atheist, she might lie about her beliefs. If she is ...
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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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Can a woman marry two men if she is sexually unfulfilled by one?

What if a married woman has got strong sexual desire that one husband can not fulfil? Is she allowed to marry two men to avoid haram relationships.
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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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Is it acceptable in Islam for a married man to meet another woman and catch up with her without the presence of his wife?

What do you think of a husband going out for lunch with another woman (who's an old close friend and not muslim, unmarried but in a relationship), just the two of them but in a restaurant in a public ...
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Does the Qur'an prohibit Muslim women from marrying non-Muslim men or just Jews and Christians?

I am a bit confused about what exactly "non-Muslim" means in the context of the Qur'an. I'm particularly interested in how this affects who Muslim women can marry. From what I have read, the idea of ...
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Why did Mohammad had a special privilege of marriage?

According to 33:50 Mohammed had a special privilege of marrying women: O Prophet! We have made lawful to thee thy wives to whom thou hast paid their dowers; and those whom thy right hand possesses ...
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Is the nikkah still valid if the wife hasn't come to the husband's house and spent an entire night with another man?

I got married few months ago but my wife is not still at my house. Now I have come to know that she has an affair with some other guy and she slept with him (not sure, though) but she was with him ...
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What is the idea of Islam about underage marriage?

What is the idea of Islam about underage marriage for women? Is it true that a 9 years old girl can get married with a 60 years old man by her father or grand father advocacy? Is there any Islamic ...
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Can a temporary (mut'ah) marriage be conducted between two non-Muslims?

Wikipedia's article on Nikah mut'ah mentions that like a permanent marriage, it can't be conducted between a Muslim male and a non-Abrahmic-religion female, or between a non-Muslim male and a Muslim ...
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Should a woman avoid getting married out of fear of becoming a rebellious wife?

A Wife's Rebellion Against Her Husband is major sin 47 in al-Dhahabi's Major Sins (pdf). Generally, this is interpreted as meaning any sharia-compliant instruction: Obedience is the first right ...
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Can I marry my niece from a half-sister?

My father married two women, Basically my half sister and I share same father (biological) but we have different mothers. Can I marry my half sister's daughter(my half niece) ?
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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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Who can be my wali if my parents don't agree to let me marry now but later?

I'm in a relationship with a man of my age who is undergoing training in Armed forces. So he is not allowed to get married now. Because of my mother's insistence he had to go to army so that I don't ...
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Will nikah be valid if witnesses were Non-Muslims?

One of the conditions for a nikah to be valid is to have witnesses. If the witnesses were Non-Muslims, will the nikah be valid?
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Does a man have an enforceable right to his wife not leaving the house without his permission?

A controversial answer to Does Islam teach subjugation and inequality of women, or is that due to a wrong interpretation of the religion? states: ... the husband can determine where she lives, ...
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Are people who get genetically screened for diseases before marriage committing kufr?

This website is reporting that before getting married, potential couples are getting tested for genetic disease: http://www.arabnews.com/saudi-arabia/news/844656 This is a program that the Ministry ...
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Is Nikah affected by extramarital intercourse if there has been no repentance?

I married about a year ago. Now I have a suspicion that my spouse may have had extramarital sexual relations before our wedding night. Would our Nikah be affected in any way if there had been no ...
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Is it permissible for him to marry the younger sister of his foster sister?

May Allah bless all of us with right doings! My question is that: Is a man (who is breastfed) allowed to marry the younger sister of his foster sister? (breastfed only once). Please quote references ...
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Is it a sin to remain single? [duplicate]

Is it a sin not to marry and remain single out of choice? If you feel that you don't want to marry and prefer to remain unmarried is it counted as a sin?
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Marriage Reception (Walimah)

Can we have marriage reception (Walimah) on the third day after the Nikkah. Because we already planned and communicated to the bride`s family. But I heard that Walimah will be invalid on the third ...
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Can a sister's father and the imam be the two witnesses when she remarries?

A sister who was divorced is remarrying. Her father is present but since she was married once already she does not need a Wali/Wakeel. Can her father and the Imam be the 2 witnesses if there is no one ...
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When deciding who to marry, how do you communicate with your potential spouse while remaining within the norm of Islam?

I know that there are certain norms in Islam that has to be followed while meeting people of the other sex. Now in situation when you are to decide whom to marry, how do you go on discussing this ...
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I fast to reduce my sexual urges but it doesn't work. What should I do? [closed]

I'm 21 year old man and I've been over the past 7 years fighting my sexual urges. lower my gaze as much as possible. being careful with opposite gender interactions (no girlfriends, no hugging, no ...
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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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Is a long-distance Islamic marriage permissible and practicable?

A person with work commitments may be attracted to someone with comparable work ethics, and therefore comparable work commitments. However, this gives rise to practical difficulties in finding a ...
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What if a girl is not happy with her parents' decision for her husband due to caste?

What does Islam say if a girl is not happy with the guy which her family found her, because of caste issues? The guy she likes keeps sending his proposal in the right way through the parents. And ...

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