Validity of Court Divorce

Q: My husband has divorced his first wife thorough the court and sent her the divorce papers but they are Shia and are not accepting this divorce. Has the divorce taken place? A: A court divorce is not recognised in Shariah. Husband should write out an Islamic divorce and send it to his first wife. […]

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Forcing Wife to be Naked

Q: Can a husband force his wife to completely naked for sexual purpose according to Quran and Sunnah?        A: It is not permissible for the husband to force his wife to become completely naked. She is only obliged to fulfil his sexual desires, and that can be achieved without undressing completely. However, if she does […]

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Oral Sex with Sheath

Q: Kindly clarify the following for me regarding relations with my spouse: I am aware that oral sex is Makrooh. I have recently come across an article (western health website) stating that impurities from private organs could be dangerous and one should avoid these coming into the mouth. The article suggested using a sheath (alternatively […]

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Wife Issuing Divorce

Q: The relationship I have with my wife has been unstable for quite some time now. A couple of weeks ago we had an argument and she came to the conclusion that she does not want to be with me anymore. She has requested a divorce and I have said that I will give her […]

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Using Word Haraam and Divorce

Q: If a husband said to his wife thrice that you are now haraam on me will talaaq (divorce) take place or not? A: Words such as ‘you are haram’, are termed ‘Kinaayah’ in Shari’ah and will only constitute Talaaq (divorce) if said with an intention of Talaaq; otherwise not. If the husband did not […]

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Visiting Son in Iddat

Q: During iddah (waiting period after divorce by husband or his death) is a lady’s visit to her son’s house justified or not? A. She is not allowed to leave the Iddah home during her Iddah. If a woman observing Iddah is in real danger of losing life or limb, or suffers from overwhelming fear […]

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Bride attending Marriage Ceremony

Q: My daughter wants to be seated next to her future husband during the nikaah (marriage) ceremony which will be held at a hotel as we do not have a masjid nearby. Is it permissible for her to be seated there with her witness and if it is not please explain why not so I […]

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Two Divorces and Reconciliation

Q: I have given two talaaqs (divorces) but have reconciled. Is a new nikaah (marriage) necessary, or are there any other requirements? The first talaaq was given in October 2010 verbally, thereafter we reconciled. After some problems in 2011 I issued a second verbal talaaq during June. I moved out of the marital home till […]

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Marriage by Phone

Q: What is the ruling regarding marrying over the phone in a conference call type of setting? If it’s permissible then how should it be conducted? A: As for Nikah (marriage) by phone, you must observe the following procedure for the Nikah to be valid: Before the Nikah the parties should fax to each other […]

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