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Find answers to your Islamic questions 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.

Requirements of a valid nikaah

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Q: 1. What are the requirements of a valid marriage in Islam? Is the consent of parents mandatory? 2. If a girl and boy (both adults), in the presence of two adult male witnesses and without the consent of their parents, performed Ijaab and Qabool (without any duress and with free will), is this nikah… read more »

Concealing one’s marriage

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Q: If a woman gets divorced, keeps it a secret, and then gets married again secretly. Her second marriage is done without her guardian but in the presence of two witnesses and it is not announced. After some time, she reveals this secret only to her children. They keeps this secret for almost 8-9 years… read more »

Marrying one’s cousin

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Q: Can I marry my paternal uncle’s son? His paternal grandfather and my paternal grandfather are full brothers. His father is elder to my father and is my paternal uncle. Is this marriage acceptable according to Islam? A: Yes. And Allah Ta’ala (الله تعالى) knows best.   Answered by: Mufti Zakaria Makada Checked & Approved:… read more »