Second Marriage in Contract

Q: If a woman makes her to be husband write and sign the nikaah contract with the point that he is not allowed to marry another women whilst they are married, will this ruling apply to him? A: Shari’ah has given him this right, so she cannot do so. It is an invalid condition. The […]

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Procedure for First Night of Marriage

Q: What are the steps and duas of the first night with ones wife after marriage? A. On the first night of marriage, when in seclusion with the wife, hold the forelocks (hair of the forehead) of her head and recite the following Du'aa: اَللّٰهُمَّ إِنِّىْ أَسْأَلُكَ خَيْرَهَا وَخَيْرَ مَا جَبَلْتَهَا عَلَيْهِ وَأَعُوذُ بِكَ مِنْ […]

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Revealing Details of First Night

Q: Kia dosto ko apni shuhag rat ki kahani suna haram hae ya nahi larki aur larke dono ko plz betaye? Translation: Is it Haraam or not to tell ones friends about what happened on ones first night of marriage? Can you give the ruling for both husband and wife. A: Dono keliye suhaag raat […]

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Muslim Marrying Christian

A Muslim marries a Christian and the marriage is consumated.They are living their lives according to their religion. Is the ibadat (worship) of the Muslim accepted (i.e. salaah, fasting and other ibadat)? Is that Muslim living in sin?   A. Firstly, according to Islam that is not a marriage but a union of sin. The […]

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Grounds for Rejecting Proposal

Q: On what basis can the mother of a girl reject a proposal from a man? Furthermore, the mother has divorced from the father and the father of the girl resides in another city. The only other elderly male figure is the girl's mother's brother. Does the proposal need to made throught the birth father […]

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Marrying an Unchaste Partner

Q: Is it permissible to marry a woman who has previously committted Zina (adultery)? At the time she was young and not married but felt very guilty for her actions. Would I be punishing myself for marrying someone of this nature? A. It is permissible for a person who has repented from Zina to marry […]

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Deferred Dowry

Q: Could I get married without paying mahar (dowry) in cash? If I pay this in later,is it valid for me to meet with my wife? After marriage without paying mahar (but having intention to pay later), if I die, will it be troublesome on the day of the Qiyaamah?   A. One is allowed […]

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Extra Marital Relations

Q: I plan to marry my girl friend soon. I think it is ok to have sex outside of marriage, when we plan it, but she refuses.  What do you advise? A. Whether there is mutual understanding or not, sexual intercourse, kissing, touching, etc. is totally forbidden before Nikah. This is only allowed after Nikah […]

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Validity of Marriage Before Islam

Q: When a non-Muslim married couple accepts the religion of Islam, should they be re-married before an imaam? A. If they were married according to their religious rites and they accepted Islam at the same time, there is no need to perform the Nikah. If they were not married according to their religious rites or […]

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Conditions for Contraception

Q: What is the detailed ruling regarding contraception in Islam for males as well as females?   A: This is permissible under the following conditions:A) When it is established through experience or expert medical advice that pregnancy will endanger the life of the mother or the foetus-to-be, or she will suffer serious complications to her […]

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