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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Muslim women marrying non-Muslim men when the couple are incapable of producing offspring?

It seems Islam's stance on Muslim women marrying non-Muslim men ranges from "forbidden" to "discouraged", and the main argument presented against it is that the future children should be raised Muslim ...
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Is it permissible to chat with my fiancé?

My name is Rizwan. I am 26 year old. I got engaged a month ago. After the engagement I talked with my fiancé by message just to get to know about her nature, whether she is compatible with me or not. ...
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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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I have been married for 9 months without sex; is my nikkah valid?

I have been married for 9 months and my husband and I have not even had one sexual relation. Is my nikkah valid? We didn't even sleep together on the wedding night.
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Can a Muslim man marry a non Muslim woman in her country as per her local laws and customs?

I would like to ask if a Muslim man can marry a non-Muslim woman in her country, is it valid? Is it possible to have equal wedding ceremony, like if the woman is a Christian can a Muslim man marry the ...
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Erectile dysfunction has led to an unsatisfying marriage with my husband; would it be a sin to ask for divorce?

I have been married for four years and Allah has blessed us with a son. Ever since my son was born my husband has had issues being intimate with me. When I asked, he gave me different reasons (which ...
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What does Quran or Hadis say about love between spouses?

A person asked me if Quran mentions about love between married spouses. What does Quran or Hadis say about love after marriage?
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Why prophet PBUH has married more than four wife?

Assalamu Alaikum, I heard that prophet Muhammad has married many(9 to 13 I'm not sure) wives. We read in the Quran:4:3 that we must don't have more than 4 wives. Allah says: وَإِنْ خِفْتُمْ أَلَّا ...
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Parents wish on marriage

Is it permissible in Islam to not listen to the parents when what they are asking us to do is against the sharia?
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Under what circumstances and conditions a Muslim may go for second, third or fourth marriage?

Is there any prerequisite for a Muslim before going for second, third or fourth marriage or is polygamy/polygny permitted in any circumstances in Islam?
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Do clerics and Imams qualify for Nikah mut‘ah (temporary pleasure marriages)?

I was just wondering if it was acceptable amongst those that preach Nikah mut‘ah to themselves get them? In Catholicism priests are forbidden to accept a wife because it blurs their total allegiance ...
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Sex during menstruation

Why is sexual relations during menstruation forbidden? What if deep penetration is the cause for bleeding but one is convinced is menstruation?
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What is the wisdom behind the importance of getting married and have children?

What is the wisdom behind the importance of getting married and having children in Islam? I ask because getting married and having children is a full time commitment, to which you have to dedicate ...
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Does islam allow a women to marry whom she wants to?

Some families don't allow women to marry whom they like.they even don't ask her when they choose someone as her life partner. Parents do not go for it and don't take their opinion.may be she like ...
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Is a forced oath taken by placing hand on Quran valid?

Salam, My family forced me to place my hand on Quran and say that I won't say that I want to marry a guy I like (my family said no because they think he isn't good looking enough). Although I tried ...
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Is the concept of Honeymoon foreign to Islam?

Over the recent months, I have a small but significant number of people tell me that going on honeymoon trips is contrary to Islam. They don't cite any references but say that Islam only encourages ...
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Can a girl tell her parents that she doesn’t want to get married at all? [duplicate]

I am a 25-year old Muslim living in the UK with my parents and siblings, and I have been in love with a non-Muslim man for 3 years. We agree this will not lead anywhere, both out families would not ...
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Can only two persons, male & female perform nikah without the helpof imam, vali & witness?

Can only two persons, male & female perform nikah without the help of imam, wali & witness? And, who can make khutba for personal nikah ?
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How to marry a woman who converted to Islam, and was formerly married as a Christian but is yet to get a divorce?

Is it possible to get married to a woman who was married before as a Christian? But she has converted on Islam now, but has not yet got a divorce for her Christian marriage. What the process/...
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What steps have to be taken to marry?

As a new convert to Islam, what steps have to be taken to marry under Islam? I am presently being divorced from my wife at the moment but there is another woman I would like to marry. She is a mature ...
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How can a wife express gratitude to her husband?

I'm thinking about the flip side of this question: In what ways do Muslim women show ingratitude to their spouses?. According to Sahih Muslim, the Prophet said that women generally show ingratitude ...
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Am I still Muslim, and married to my husband, after saying bad words out of anger?

New convert concerns: Am I still Muslim if a said bad words out of anger that I couldn't control when I had my menses? I really get it bad and the pain and mood swings. I blamed Eve for all woman ...
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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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How can adventurous Muslim spouses spice up their sex life?

My answer to What to do if the husband wants oral sex but the wife thinks it's haraam? made me think about how Muslim spouses can have an adventurous sex life without resorting to I'm-uncertain-...
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Does "The Messenger of Allah forbade having intercourse with a pregnant woman until she gives birth" imply sex with one's pregnant wife is haram?

It was narrated that Ibn 'Abbas said: "The Messenger of Allah forbade selling something from the spoils of war prior to its distribution, having intercourse with a pregnant woman until she gives birth,...
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Marriage with woman with child for earlier marriage

Aslaam-o-aleikum! I am planning to InshaAllah marry a woman, we both are sunni muslims. But she has a 8 year old boy from her earlier marriage. We live in a joint family, my brother has a baby girl ...
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Did Umar have more than four wives after Muhammad revealed the restriction on men to having at most four?

Is it true according to sunnis that Hazrat Umar (R.A.) married daughter of Hazrat Ali (R.A.) after Muhammad's (S.A.W.) death? I think this is contradictory because at time of prophet's death Hazrat ...
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As a convert woman married to a Catholic with no legal separation, how can I marry a Muslim man?

I was married from Catholic religion but separated without legal procedure. I converted to Islam about 8 month ago. I've had a Muslim boyfriend for almost 2 and half years, and we want our relation to ...
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What are the conditions for a couple to get remarried? What if the wife is found to be pregnant after divorce?

I want to know If a couple is divorced, later they want to marry again. Is it possible in Islam? If possible, then what are conditions? I want to add that after talaq, the wife was found to be ...
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How often can a wife go to her parents house? [closed]

I have my father and brother, they are all I have now. My husband recently didn't permit me to go to my Dad home on Eid so it ended in arguing, He called my dad and misbehaved alot used bad language ...
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Are Muslims discouraged from having physical relations with their wives during the last 10 nights of Ramadan?

Or even during the odd nights during the last ashra of Ramadan? I am not implying that it may be haraam, just want to know if it is discouraged or disliked. Would request that you furnish your ...
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Important criteria for marriage in Islam

Salam, I want to know, what are the important criteria of marriage in Islam. What does Islam say when deciding to choose a partner? Are these factors included in that?: Education Family Background
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Is it permissible for a widow to marry her husband's nephew?

Is it permissible for a widow to marry her husband's nephew?
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Do I have to obey my husband when it involves practices I disagree with?

I've been married for four years with no issue yet. I am a Sunni Muslim, and my husband follows the Tariqatul Tijjaniyya (a Sufi order). He is always instructing me to do things which I believe to be ...
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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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What's the link between being unjust to orphan girls and having up to four wives in verse (4:3)?

In surat an-Nisaa' we read (4:3): 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 four. But if you fear that ...
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Can a person marry his wife a second time without a divorce? [closed]

A boy and girl who knew each other through an educational institute got married to avoid zina without informing their parents. Now if at a later stage, their parents find out and want them to get '*...
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Does Islam mention a caste system within marriage? [duplicate]

This question is motivated by a personal problem: I am in my late 20s wanting to get married to a good guy I know. We both are Bengali, Muslim; he has a good job, is on the deen, both educated to a ...
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Can a husband determine where his wife lives only if he provides her accommodation?

In an answer to Does Islam teach subjugation and inequality of women, or is that due to a wrong interpretation of the religion?, user G. Bach writes "the husband can determine where [his wife] lives". ...
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What are the requirements (e.g. wali) for a Muslim-Christian marriage?

I'm a Muslim, Alhamdulillah. My wife is a Christian. We got married in the court-house. Bad things started happening to us, and we thought it's probably because we didn't get married the Islamic way, ...
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I forged a "right of wali" letter from my father and we lied to the imam about receiving mahr. Is our marriage valid? [closed]

My husband and I lied to the imam so that we could get married. Also, I did not receive a mahr. And I want to know if our marriage is valid or if we need to redo the nikah. The details are as ...
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Is it permissible for a Muslim man to marry a Christian woman who has a non-religious tattoo? (Sunni viewpoint) [duplicate]

If there is a Christian woman who has a tattoo (not of a religious nature), can a Muslim man still marry her? Assume she does not want to convert but is a Christian (and repents). I know a tattoo is ...
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Who can be a chaperone when talking to a potential woman?

I would like to know who can be a chaperone when you want to get to know a potential woman? For the purposes of marriage of course. Can a friend of the woman be a sufficient chaperone? Please offer ...
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I re-married before I was properly divorced from my previous husband; is my new marriage valid? [closed]

My parents arranged my marriage when I was 15. I came from Pakistan and was very naive and innocent. I lived with my husband for 2 years and was in a very violent relationship. I left him whilst not ...
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A woman I would like to marry is married to another man; what am I to do and how can she get a divorce?

I'm in love with a woman and she also loves me a lot. But she is married. Her husband gives her rights. He is always making her sad and he is having affairs with other women which is zina. She wants ...
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Asking personal questions from your wife-to-be before marriage

I am a Muslim planning to get married to a Muslim women Insha'Allah, I know that she had a boyfriend in the past, but their relationship didn't last. I am concerned that she might have committed Zina ...
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Marriage Alliance- Whether I can see and talk to the girl before marriage in personal? [duplicate]

I got an alliance from Muslim family. I am engineer working in IT. As I got an alliance proposal whether I can see the Girl in-Personal in her house and talk to her. So, that I can understand her ...
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Can my husband refuse sex, and what can I do about it? [duplicate]

The past year and half, my husband only comes to me once in ten days to have sex with me once he comes (ejaculates) he promises me he'll come again as I want him physically near me, but he then will ...
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Does my marriage stand valid if the Mehr is returned by my wife's parents?

My marriage is going through bad phase. My wife parents were at my home and they were arguing with me and at one point they returned the Mehr amount to me (my wife was also present that time). ...
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Can a man marry his ex wife two years after divorce?

Can a man marry his ex wife two years after divorce? What is the ruling of Islam about this according shari'a.

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