This answer was collected from Askimam.org, which is operated under the supervision of Mufti Ebrahim Desai from South Africa.
Who is responsible for the dowry and the wedding costs? If the bride refuses to consummate marriage who is responsible for the dowry and wedding costs? The bride refused to let her husband touch her for two months. He tried but she did not let him. Her father took her away from her husband’s house… read more »
My husband and I have been married for 3 months. He seems to have disappeared. I haven’t been able to get a hold of him for a week. We haven’t consumated our marriage, because we don’t live together. I wouldn’t consumate our marriage because I wanted him to be able to save some money for… read more »
If you are not sure of the partner you intend marrying, it is allowed to get ‘married’ without consumating the marriage in order to get to know the spouse. If you do not get along, you annul the marriage and return half the dowry. This is to avoid the courting process. Answer In the name of… read more »
Assalamuliakum, I would just like to know what the view of the Ulama is regarding Civil marriages. As it is based on Christian and secular ideologies and the rights and laws are not of that which would be in Nikah (such as divorce/inheritance/dowry/rights). My biggest concern is that although a civil marriage can be… read more »
I have been married for 13 years. After marriage I found out that my husband is impotent and infertile. I didn’t divorce because i thought that Allah (SWT) will punish me. Now after a long period its becoming unbearable for me. my husband is a good muslim. If i divorce him will Allah punish me? or if i… read more »
Dear Mufti Peace be upon you. Please help me understand… In pursuit of marriage, today we find that many barriers have been created… my questions are : Is Lineage (in respect of which gham you come from) more important than performing Fardh & Sunnat, as we see parents not allowing nikah due… read more »
I got married to a tableegh brother few yrs back.But his family caused me a lot of stress because I did not get enough dowry in my wedding,as are wedding was held back home and this is the prevalent culture of girls bringing dowry .Over the years there were other issues too ,but as I… read more »