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Are there any cases where only male witnesses are allowed?

In surat al-Baqara when quoting debt contracts Allah taught us that we may replace one male witness by two female witnesses saying: ... And bring to witness two witnesses from among your men. And ...
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Can four women be witnesses in cases where two male witnesses are necessary?

Allah the almighty said: ... And bring to witness two witnesses from among your men. And if there are not two men [available], then a man and two women from those whom you accept as witnesses - so ...
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When being a witness/scribe was established as an official job?

When we read the Qur'an and sunnah we may come to the conclusion that a trustworthy witness can be any person who is widely considered as trustworthy and a scribe could be any person who is able to ...
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Under what circumstances is a rape proved?

I'm well aware that in the Islamic history there is a need of 4 witnesses for a rape to be proved. Has that happened before? How? I mean has there ever been a woman who claimed X has raped me and ...
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What should a wife do if the husband has given more then 3 talaq's and denying it according shari'a?

My husband gaved me talaq at 4 different times without any witness. He is now denying that he gave only twice and takes oath of Quran. Here muftis in India say that witnesses of men would be ...
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Wife's claim on Divorce [duplicate]

If a woman claims that her husband divorced her many times, does she need a witness to prove divorce (Talaq) or her saying would b enough as testimony? What if she don't have witness to prove her ...
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Can divorce paper prepared by a lawyer with signatures of three witnesses and husband get a Shia couple divorced?

If the marriage has not been consummated and the Shia husband gets divorce papers prepared for his Shia wife through a lawyer with signatures of three witnesses and himself, has divorce taken place or ...
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Is marriage acceptable without the presence of a third party witness?

Recently I heard from one of my brother who said that if a man and a woman tells themselves they are husband and wife by promising to Allah, then they are counted as husband wife from that day on. ...
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Is nikah valid if the two witnesses are via Skype, or not present?

Can the nikah be valid if the bride's mother is present and the two witnesses are online on Skype or not present? Please specify for both conditions and also tell is it is necessary to fill a Nikkah ...
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Who can act as a witness for Talaq (divorce) in Islam?

Can one please confirm who the witnesses are? That they must have upstanding and integretity is my understanding. My husband has used his eldest who smokes illegal substances and on the 3rd that I ...
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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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Surat El Noor:6-9 Explanation

In verse 6-9 of Surat El Noor, the process by which a married man and woman can determine guilt of adultery with no witnesses is described. In this process, the following two ayat stand out: [El ...
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Why witnesses are requested by Islam laws?

Marriage and divorce are not recognized if there are no witnesses. What else cannot be done without witnesses? Why are witnesses important?
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According to Shi'ism, does divorce require witnesses?

In Sunni Islam, I am often told that divorce can be performed without witnesses, which doesn't really make sense to me since everything in Islam requires witness (even when an adulterer commit ...
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How many witnesses are required to prove adultery?

Is it enough that two men see a couple hugging and fondling and copulating or do they have to see the actual penetration?
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Is a divorce valid without witness?

If a person divorces his wife without presence of anyone else it is valid? in other words Is a divorce (Talaq) valid without any witness?