Skip to main content
12 votes

How to defend Aisha's marriage age?

The marriage of the Prophet ﷺ to 'Ā'isha was 100% legitimate from an Islamic point of view as she was already a woman at the time of marriage, and all the conditions of marriage were fulfilled. She ...
III-AK-III's user avatar
  • 14.7k
11 votes
Accepted

Is a marriage which is illegal in the host country still Islamically valid?

The marriage should be religiously valid. This is because the religious validity of an act depends on Allah's law and not the laws made by people. This is similar to how, for example, a divorce ...
UmH's user avatar
  • 29.4k
10 votes

What is the meaning of "nikah" and the purpose of marriage?

Making sex between the spouses legal is one important function of nikah. There are others as well (prospect of having offspring, mutual comfort, financial support for the wife), but marriage in Islam ...
G. Bach's user avatar
  • 2,045
9 votes

What evidence is there that a Muslim man can not marry a chaste woman of the book if she is an ex-Muslim?

##Some evidences I'll quote in the following a few evidences that can be used to describe and deduce rulings for apostates. From the Qur'an: ... . And whoever of you reverts from his religion [to ...
Medi1Saif's user avatar
  • 45.7k
8 votes

Do I need to sleep with someone to punish my husband for his affairs?

...I have to sleep with someone as a tradition. This would be zina (fornication), a major sin in Islam. Zina is an Islamic law concerning unlawful sexual relations between Muslims who are not ...
Rebecca J. Stones's user avatar
8 votes

Is it halal to marry the daughter of my divorced wife if the child is from her ex-husband?

If marriage was consummated then step-daughter became Mahram forever, even after divorce or death. your step-daughters under your guardianship [born] of your wives unto whom you have gone in. But ...
user29772's user avatar
  • 795
7 votes
Accepted

Can a Muslim man marry a non-Muslim (and non-Ahl-al-Kitab) woman?

Marriage with disbelievers is prohibited, except marriage to chaste women among the People of the Book: ولا تمسكوا بعصم الكوافر and hold not to marriage bonds with disbelieving women — Quran 60:10 ...
UmH's user avatar
  • 29.4k
7 votes

What's the stand of Islam on a Muslim woman marrying a non-believer?

A Muslim woman can not marry a non-Muslim man, no matter what his religion is. The evidence for this includes: The following verse declares that the Kuffar (disbelievers) are not lawful husbands for ...
UmH's user avatar
  • 29.4k
7 votes

Can I marry an atheist woman with our parents' consent? What if she's pregnant?

Islam only allows marriage to a Muslim, a Jew or a Christian. Quran 60:10 ... And hold not to marriage bonds with disbelieving women ... Quran 5:5 ... And [lawful in marriage are] chaste ...
UmH's user avatar
  • 29.4k
7 votes
Accepted

Is it improper for a woman to insist on being the only wife?

DISCLAIMER. This is not meant to be a fatwa on the matter. Rather, it is a collection of the opinions expressed in multiple publications. One should always seek a fatwa from a scholar knowledgeable ...
III-AK-III's user avatar
  • 14.7k
7 votes

Can I see any part of my wife?

A man can see any part of his wife, yes. However, most women feel insecure about their bodies regardless of what part of the world they are from. A good husband would work on getting his wife to ...
Muslimah's user avatar
  • 4,327
6 votes
Accepted

Does "nikah" mean "sex"?

It could mean either. For an Arabic speaker, there is a subtle distinction in the usage: If the name of a woman or a group is identified, then it is used in connection with lawful marriage. If the ...
III-AK-III's user avatar
  • 14.7k
6 votes

Is a marriage which is illegal in the host country still Islamically valid?

Assuming that all requirements (pillars and conditions) of an Islamic marriage were fulfilled, the marriage in question is Islamically valid. Neither a specific age of either bride or groom, nor ...
III-AK-III's user avatar
  • 14.7k
6 votes
Accepted

How to decide on a marriage date?

There are no prescribed limits for the engagement period. It is a matter of customs and tradition, i.e., 'urf (Arabic: عرف). This varies by place, time, and people involved. As you mentioned, a ...
III-AK-III's user avatar
  • 14.7k
5 votes
Accepted

Are women who are divorced after the consummation entitled to maintenance?

Yes she is even not recommended to leave (one could even say it is her duty to stay) her husbands house (assuming he is the owner of course) until the end of the 'idah! And IMO any view which differs ...
Medi1Saif's user avatar
  • 45.7k
5 votes

What should I do about prior attempts at seeking relationships and the effect it has with my current fiancé?

Sin is something which you hate others knowing about it. If you did not sin, you shouldn't be afraid and not lie. If he understands you, he is mature enough and likely will live with you peacefully. ...
servant-of-Wiser's user avatar
5 votes

If a girl is a Christian and she reads/prays according to Bible - is it permissible for a Muslim man to marry her?

If a girl is a Christian and she reads/prays according to Bible - is it permissible for a Muslim man to marry her? Yes, it is permissible if she is chaste. Allah has permitted Muslims to marry Jewish ...
Sakib Arifin's user avatar
  • 4,097
5 votes
Accepted

Can I marry my grandfather's cousin's daughters?

"And do not marry those [women] whom your fathers married, except what has already occurred. Indeed, it was an immorality and hateful [to Allah] and was evil as a way. Prohibited to you [for marriage] ...
Dan Khan's user avatar
  • 210
5 votes

What to do if the husband wants oral sex but the wife thinks it's haraam?

The wife thinks its haram, and some reasonable scholars agree it's haram (although not all)---examples are given in the answers to Is it halal to have oral sex with the spouse according to Sharia?. ...
Rebecca J. Stones's user avatar
5 votes

Do I need to sleep with someone to punish my husband for his affairs?

All Praise to Allah Subhanahu wa Taala and blessings of Him be on Prophet Muhammad peace be upon him His family and companions, There is no such Tradition in Karachi city or Pakistan neither in Pathan ...
Syedah's user avatar
  • 2,942
5 votes
Accepted

Can a man have up to four wives?

A man may marry up to four wives, as explicitly stated in the Qur'an: 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 ...
Rebecca J. Stones's user avatar
5 votes
Accepted

What to do when my parents forbid me from marrying a girl due to caste?

For the Pathan and Punjabi background, I would like to mention prophet Muhammad SAWW famous hadith: There is no preference for Arabs over non-Arabs, nor for non-Arabs over Arabs. Neither is their ...
Seeker's user avatar
  • 591
5 votes

What to do when my parents forbid me from marrying a girl due to caste?

This is such a common issue in many places. I am not going to repeat that in Islam there is no preference of a caste over another, nor a race over another, as it is already mentioned by many answers ...
Ghasan's user avatar
  • 1,457
5 votes

When proposing / before agreeing to marry a woman, how much can a man look at her (body)?

The majority of the scholars hold the opinion that this should be limited to what is allowed in the rulings of Hijab and Awrah for a stranger woman i.e the face and hands. From Imam Nawawi's Minhaj ...
UmH's user avatar
  • 29.4k
5 votes
Accepted

Do unmarried women become public property?

Does Islam support this statement? Are there any verses in Quran or Hadith regarding this? The statement you re referring to (in the YouTube video) is "Either a woman gets married, or become ...
III-AK-III's user avatar
  • 14.7k
5 votes

Marrying a second woman behind your wife's back: is it wrong and can Quran/Hadith prove this?

It is legal in Islam for a man to marry more than one woman. فانكحوا ما طاب لكم من النساء مثنى وثلاث ورباع Then marry those that please you of [other] women, two or three or four. — Quran 4:3 If the ...
UmH's user avatar
  • 29.4k
4 votes
Accepted

What can a man do to satisfy his sexual desires when he cannot have relations with his wife?

Now that you cleared your question, as menopause isn't a reason to stop having intercourse. While menstruation indeed is a reason, as stated in the comment of brother Zia, but that doesn't mean that ...
Medi1Saif's user avatar
  • 45.7k
4 votes

Want to get married but I am poor?

If you want to get married you should first of all stand on your own feet. As Allah said 4:34: Men are in charge of women by [right of] what Allah has given one over the other and what they spend ...
Medi1Saif's user avatar
  • 45.7k
4 votes
Accepted

Can we marry non-chaste women of the book al kitaab?

Chaste in the context of 5:5 and ahl-al-kitab may mean: A virgin, a woman who was legally married to a man before according an other shari'a and legally separated. So in first place this would mean a ...
Medi1Saif's user avatar
  • 45.7k

Only top scored, non community-wiki answers of a minimum length are eligible