Will ilaa take place if husband wants to consummate nikaah after rukhsati?

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Q: My question is about ilaa. If a couple is married and rukhsati is not done yet and is due after 5 months and the husband says to wife that he will consummate after rukhsati which is after five months. But the husband does not take any oath just say that he will not do consummation untill rukhsati. Is it ilaa ? Husband and wife have met once after nikah but are still virgin.


A: No.

And Allah Ta’ala (الله تعالى) knows best.


Answered by:

Mufti Zakaria Makada

Checked & Approved:

Mufti Ebrahim Salejee (Isipingo Beach)

This answer was collected from, where the questions have been answered by Mufti Zakaria Makada (Hafizahullah), who is currently a senior lecturer in the science of Hadith and Fiqh at Madrasah Ta’leemuddeen, Isipingo Beach, South Africa.

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