Hanafi Fiqh

Making divorce papers

Salam, if a man has a first wife in Pakistan and is looking to marry a second one in the UK. Is it ok to make divorce documents for the first wife without the intention of actual divorce. Just for visa purposes with second wife. Intention is to keep both wives. Both women are aware of eachother and the situation. JazakAllah

Hanafi Fiqh

Delaying daughters marriage

I want to ask whether it is sinful for a father to delay or be careless about searching for a spouse for his daughter? My father doesn’t look for me and will not allow me to look for a spouse through halal matrimonial sites. My age of marriage is passing by and I am getting older and older. What should I do?

Hanafi Fiqh


Hanafi: I have strong desires, almost crippling, i want to do ‘istimna, I am aware is haram, is there a rule, which is HALAL, for me to follow/switch to, without fatwa shopping, or doing something haram. I can’t marry yet, and have quit Istimna for about 2 months so far.

Hanafi Fiqh

Revoking divorce

Assalamu alaykum,

If a man divorces his wife, then is intimate with her before the iddat ends, is the marriage valid again simply due to the fact that he was intimate with her?
Or when he is intimate with her does he specifically have to have the intention that he is taking her back?

JazakAllahu khayr

Hanafi Fiqh

Secret marriage at a young age

Assalam Alaikum,

I am a student and I have fell for a guy that’s also a Muslim and he’s kind hearted, smart and is well with his deen. We have one issue as we can’t get acceptance by both of our parents. We are tired of being in haram and want a Nikkah and make it halal by next year. Our parents will not accept this though because we are young and … We both have become more pious. I have started hijab, and have felt closer with Allah with him. Is there a way to do Nikkah in secret. We are Hanafis and in our madhab Nikkah without a Wali is allowed. Can we do a nikkah in secret and make a legal marriage as soon as we hit 18? One more point. If our parents accept in the future can we redo the Nikkah for show?

JazakAllah Khair

Hanafi Fiqh

Divorce in anger and during menses

As salamoe alaikom,
Few months ago, I had a fierce discussion with my wife, which I said the divorce word and left the house angry and went to my family. My family heard about the situation and the divorce on that day. My family brokered right away. My father said that saying divorce in an anger state does not count. I spoke to imam about this situation, and he told me the divorce only do not count when you are in an extreme anger that you did not realize what you said. I do not agree, many people get angry and say a lot of things in the heat of the moment. Anyway, I said in the past more than three times the word divorce in a state of anger (not like the imam described). I also kicked my wife out house many times. Important for you to know is that I have burnout complaints and chronic headache; I get fast triggered. The doctor knows about this. Also, I need to mention that in the past we divorced on papers without the intentions to break our Islamic nikah (according to the law we are not married), we preferred a cohabitation contract instead. Since the imam told us that our marriage is not valid anymore, someone told me we cannot divorce just like that. Because one of the conditions for a divorce is that the wife must not have her menses. When she has her menses, and you divorce her it does not count as a divorce. This is according to Shaykh Ibn Baaz and Shaykh Ibn ‘Uthaymeen. It’s also mention on this website: I did not know about this. Now, the divorce had been pronounced in the past. We do not know what condition my wife was in, menstruating or not. It happened too long ago. Based on all of this, we want to know if our marriage is valid or not. May Allah forgive me and heal me. I regret everything. Please do not share this information.

Hanafi Fiqh


“if a man intended by means of zihaar to refrain from having intercourse with a woman who is not his wife, then he must offer expiation for breaking an oath (kafaarat yameen) if he had married her and had intercourse with her.”- is it correct?