Fiqh of the family
What is the ruling on repeating the marriage contract if it was done over the Internet?If we did the marriage contract over the Internet, is it permissible to do it again in person after a few months have passed?
He did the marriage contract with her in the court without her family’s knowledge in order to force her wali (guardian) to accept the marriage. What must he do now?Eighteen years ago, I knew nothing about my religion, and I had no one to teach me the right path. But today, praise be to Allah, I have learned about my religion and my worldly affairs. There is a big problem in my life, which has to do with my marriage. I fell in love with a girl and loved her deeply, and I proposed to her more than once, but each time I met with refusal from her family, until I decided to do the marriage contract with her without the knowledge or prior approval of her family. This marriage was done in the personal affairs court in accordance with the Hanafi madhhab in the presence of a civil judge, who was not a man of religion (a shaykh or imam), and the witnesses to the marriage contract were unknown. After doing the marriage contract, I did not consummate the marriage with the girl, because the marriage contract was only a piece of paper to put pressure on her family so that they would agree to us getting married. In fact, after they came to know of this marriage contract, her wali (guardian) agreed, reluctantly, to the marriage. After that, I consummated the marriage with her. My question is: is my marriage to this girl regarded as valid according to Islamic teachings, or is it invalid, because it happened under compulsion?
Her husband is sterile and she used sperm from a donor and got pregnant. Does her husband have to deny the child is his by means of li‘aan?I was tested with infertility, so I had zero sperm count. My wife insisted for adoption, so her parents arranged a new born baby boy, whose biological parents we are not aware of in the year 2008. The child is effected with cerebral palsy. The main issue started in 2019 that my wife started working in school & ignored household duties, in mean time there was operation done for the kid, due to which my wife lived with her parents for 4 months, during this time she wanted to get separated & created a big issue blaming many things which are not true. After 4 months she agreed to return home but said she is pregnant. Initially she did not tell the truth but later she told me she got pregnant using test tube baby with sperm from donor. This act her parents are aware. Please let me know what are my duties. I have gone through you articles but they don't answer what is to be done. I know it is haram, how to go about in life. I am from a respected family, once the baby is born can I take care, how about haqiqa.
validity of a marriageWhat is the validity of a marriage in this situation: A man has a sexual relationship with a woman. The relationship results in a pregnancy. When the pregnant is in the third month they get married. The couple repent for the relationship, and continue to live as husband and wife for another 20 years or so as good muslims and they have 5 children in total. Some scholars referring to Aya 3 of Surat Noor say the marriage is void. Please advice. If it is Void is there a way of making it Halaal I will appreciate it highly if .
Wants to marry a girl who has repented of her past but his mother does not approveAS SALAAMU ALAIKUM I am interested in marrying this sister, that my mother doesn't approve off. My mother doesn't feel she is the right one for me. I am a virgin and the sister has a long sexual history. But I can tell that she has changed her behaviors and is practicing this deen better than i am. I would like to know, according to the Quran and Sunnah, is it a good idea to marry this sister. I am humbly awaiting your response AS SALAAMU ALAIKUM
Fighting for loveWhy it is not permissible for a muslim boy to marry who he wants? I have read that he could marry any girl who is a jew or christian? What is usually the reaction of their parents? Do they accept him and give him support? I think he should fight for the love he feel for someone who is a non muslim. What do yo think? He is not doing nothing wrong, just being happy. I will like to receive a response. I am very interested. Thanks,
Appearaing before one’s fiancé before the wedding (nikaah)I am engaged to man who i attend to marry in acouple months inshallah. whenever my fiance comes to my house for dinner my parents tell me not to wear my jilbab in front of him, and ot wear normal loose fitting clohtes, because there is nothing wrong with him seeing me without my jilbab because there is intention for marriage. I would like to know, if this is allowed, or am i not suppose to take my jilbab off?
What is done between the engagement and the marriage contract, and the marriage contract and the wedding partyIn Islamic Marriages, what symbols are used from the engagement period to the celebrations? And what is the significance of the rituals involved from engagement to celebration?
Premarital sex, and is it the parents’ obligation to arrange marriage for their children?I have heard that it is parents obligation to arrange for marraige of adult children and if they fail to do so, punishment for any sin committed by children is given to the parents. Secondly, if anyone indulges in sex (not intercourse) with honest intentions to marry that person later, then is the sin committed by them forgiven? How bad is it for a muslim to do so?
A Christian woman got married in a church then became MuslimAssalamu Alaikum: Upon chatting with a Muslim sister who recently moved to our community, I came upon something disturbing. She has been married for about 7 years (she was Catholic at the time and al hamdullilah she has reverted to the right path). Her husband was a brand new Muslim at that time. They were married in a church by a priest. He did not know any Muslims at the time and thought that marrying the people of the book could be done in a church. It was only last week that they both found out that the ceremony should have been conducted by a Muslim. They already have 4 kids. What are they supposed to do now? Is their marriage contract valid? Do they have to redo the ceremony? What about all the years they have been together not knowing that Muslims do not get married by priests? Please advise, so that we could correct the situation if it needs correction. Jazakum Allah Khairan.
What to recite during a marriage ceremonyDEAR SIR, I am a muslim, ALHAMDOLILLAH. I want to help one non-muslim girl become MUSLIM. Kindly tell me what is QURANIC to marry (NIKAH) with her after she becomes Muslim. I want ARABIC (QURANIC) VERSES which the IMAM uses for NIKAH. SIR now I stay in CHINA so I have no place to get this material. please send me complete information. I am sure you can help a non-muslim become muslim. may ALLAH bless you for this good deed. I am waiting for your reply. Please don't disappoint me
Asking about a person’s pastAs-salam wai lai kum, When helping brothers/sisters to find suitable Muslim partners, what questions can be asked, and what is forbidden to ask ? Can one ask about their past when they were non-Muslim or not practicing Muslims ? Can one ask ones wife/sister to describe in detail the appearance of an intended wife or describe in detail to them regarding a brother ? Was Salam
Shaking hands etc. after nikaahAfter Nikaah (if final ceremony is not done), are you allowed to meet each other, similarly travel together and are you allowed to shake hand and hug each other?
Wants to marry a girl but his father does not approve of herI have chosen a religious and well-mannered girl to be my wife, but when I told my father about this, he rejected the idea. I have tried to convince him but he is insisting. I wanted to know why, but he said there is no reason why. I am confused. Should I obey my father and forget about the girl I have chosen even though this will cause me and my family so much pain? I hope that you will advise of the right thing to do. May Allaah reward you with good.
If A Wife Deserts Her Husband Marriage Will Not Be NullifiedWhat is the iddah period of a woman who deserts her husband? Is the marriage nullified, or must the husband pronounce the divorce, or does a kuli' go into effect?
Wants to marry a woman but his parents do not approve of herI am a muslim brother who wants to get married, but i need to know what my rights are, as well as what rights my parents have over me, when it comes to the question of marriage. my parents are XXX muslims, traditionalists. I want to marry this muslim girl, she has agreed to marrying me. i am in the last year of my degree & i really do love this girl. however, one thing that i have done wrong is that i have touched her intimatly & i can't help myself when i am near her. i am scared of this, as i do know that any contact is strictly forbidden, but i cannot control myself. i have not gone any further than touching. the reason as to why i want to marry her is not just in order to satisfy my desires, but to take care of her i every other way as well. i have known her for over 6 years, but the last year has been the most difficult. please can you give me any info or help on this matter.
He loves a woman but his mother disrespects her because of her originsAssalama alaikum, ya shaykhuna, I have a question which is about my mother. I have a girlfried who is muslim and my mother and same of my family don't want me to get married to her because of her (tribe). They think that her tribe is no good and no one gets married to them. My girlfried and i came from the same country, culture, and relegion but different tribes. What did the quaran say about people who disrespect others for who they are. She said that if I get married to her she will disowned me and will never talk to her. I am so confused because the quran says do what your mother tells you to do. I think what my mother is doing is aneceptable in the quran which I'm not sure. I never talk back to my mother and i respect her opinions but what can i do and how can I handle situation like this what can I do please helb me. thank you
Father preventing his son from marrying because he needs his help to take care of siblingsDoes a father have any right to prevent his son from getting married on the grounds that he needs his help in providing for his brothers and sisters?
No prescribed period for consummating marriageHow soon do a married couple have to consumate their marriage in Islam? If one of the partners feels uncomfortable, what is he/she to do, if he/she does not want to consumate right away, but would prefer to wait about 3 months?
Books that speak about the rulings on marriage, women, and ways of making the marriage successfulI am pursuing a marriage is the particular books or lectures I can benefit from which will cover the ruling of marriage and other topical areas which will bring about a successful marriage.In addition a book which is exclusive for sister so that my intended spouse can learn fatwa of women.