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Can we have Nikah without parents knowing. But with the definite intention on telling them later. Because they will not agree marriage for another 1-2 yrs. What do we do about walima,witnesses,Wali.

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I was in a relationship with someone since I was 17 (seven years) who Alhumdullilah now has also embraced Islam. He is 24 years old like myself, and is not perceived by his family nor mine as being ‘financially secure or educated enough to get married. My mother ( father does not know anything about… read more »

If I divorce my wife because she commits adultery, am I still obligated to support her after the divorce and would she still get custody of our children?

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Answer Respected Brother-in-Islam Assalaamu Alaykum Wa Rahmatullaahi Wa Barakaatuhu As a general rule, when a divorce takes place the right of custody in thecase of minor children is awarded to the mother first if she does notremarry. This is effective in the case of a male upto the age of seven andin the case of… read more »

We will be grateful if you give detail explanation of musjid mutwalis (trustees) duties, imaamat, maintenance etc. Can the mutwalis tell the imaam how to lead the salaat?

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Here in Lusaka, Zambia we have a committee which is elected by the people every two years. The committee supervises the running of musjids, madressahs, kabrestaans etc through sub-committees which they appoint. One sub-committee is of musjid mutwalis. We will be grateful if you give detail explanation of musjid mutwalis duties, imaamat, maintenance etc. 1…. read more »

Please explain the Tafseer & Ahadith and circumstances of the revelation of Ayat Nos.33 & 56 of Sura e Ahzaab.

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Answer ‘And stay in your homes, and do not display yourselves like that of thetimes of ignorance. And establish Salaat, and give Zakaat and obey Allah andHis Messenger. Allah Ta’ala wishes only to remove evil deeds and sins fromyou, O Members of the family of the Prophet (Sallallaahu Alayhi Wasallam)and to purify you thoroughly.’ (Ahzaab… read more »

Is the Hadith True Volume 7, Book 62, Number 64: Narrated ‘Aisha: that the Prophet married her when she was six years old and he consummated his marriage when she was nine years old…

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Answer POLYGAMOUS LIFE OF RASULULLAH (Sallallaahu Alayhi Wasallam) Allah Taãla has given certain priviledges only to Rasulullah (Sallallaahu Álayhi Wasallam) which are mentioned in Chapter 33 vs 50-51. Among other priviledges one was having more than four wives simultaneously. Allah Taãla says, ‘Oh Nabi (Sallallaahu Álayhi Wasallam) we have made permissible for you your wives.’… read more »