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Marriage

Walimah

Question:Please explain “walīmah” and the practice of delaying it until the couple have spent the night together.Would it be recommended to have the nikāh, then the couple has khalwat sahīhah, and then immediately have the walīmah – because in this case, there is no...

Intimacy On the First Night Of Marriage

Question:Is it Sunnah for a newly married couple to have intercourse on the first night ? Answer: We haven’t come across any narration that states having intercourse on the first night is Sunnah.  Checked and Approved By:Mufti Muhammed Saeed Motara Saheb D.B....

Words Of Divorce

Question:If a man says that whenever he gets married his wife is divorced, is there any way to reverse this? Answer: If what Ridwan said was, “whenever I marry or whenever I get married, my wife is divorced” then divorce will take place each time that he himself...

What To Read For A Good Proposal

Question:What should one read for a good proposal? Answer: Marriage is one of the most important aspects of one’s life. When searching for a suitable spouse, seeking good counsel from the right people is of paramount importance. First and foremost, one must consult...

Communication Between Future Spouses

Question:What is the permissible form of communication between an adult male and adult female looking toward marriage? No proposal has been made. A meeting had been set up but both were shy to ask questions. Can they ask their questions via WhatsApp with no...

Talaaq With Words Of Profanity

Question:I have been in nikah for the past 12 years.I have been issued 1 formal talaaq in December after which we reconciled .During the reconciliation period my husband on 3 separate occasions asked me to ____ off ( when questioned regarding his intention he...

Seeing A Potential Spouse Before Marriage

Question:My parents are currently looking for a suitable spouse for me, many of the boys would first like to sit and talk before proceeding.can you please outline in detail the laws Islam has laid out for us when going to see a potential spouse. Answer: If a person is...

Selling Burqas Manufactured From Thin Fabric

Question:I stitch burqas and sell them. I generally buy fabric looking at the pictures from the Muslim supplier. I have requests at times from customers for lighter colours. I buy these rfom the supplier on the assurance that it is not see-through. Upon arrival at...

Relationship With A Murtad

Question:I have a query on behalf of someone. As follows: My brother became Murtad. Sad indeed. After numerous consultations with him. No change adamant in his way he chose. Ulemah also consulted with him. He started going church. Got married in the...