1006 fatwas

  • Islam acknowledges marriage contract between non-Muslims Date: 29-6-2016

    Assalaamu alaykum. Dear Brother, a Christian woman married an atheist or agnostic with the sole intent of obtaining the right to permanently reside in the country. She paid the man a monetary compensation for this marriage. They neither live together nor have any other relationship. Is she considered married according to Islam? Can a muslim man marry.. More

  • Taking second wife without providing for first Date: 18-6-2016

    I am the first wife of my husband. We married four years ago and have a baby girl who is three years old. I wish to mention that I have been working in a company for five years. My husband ded not have a job when we got married. Moreover, he has not been looking for a job for the last four years. I bare all the expenses, including those for the baby... More

  • It is more appropriate not to conceal second marriage from first wife Date: 18-6-2016

    Assalaamu alaykum. I would like to know the following: does a man have to inform the first wife if he marries a second? What if he does not inform her or denies having a second wife (while he does have one) and then dies, and suddenly the second wife appears at the funeral? Or what if, without their knowledge that they are siblings, the children fall.. More

  • Marrying woman possessed by jinn Date: 17-5-2016

    Assalaamu alaykum. Please, there is a lady whom I would like to marry in the future if Allaah wills. She is a good lady, but she has a problem. She is overtaken by jinn who sometimes, as you all know, worry her a lot. Can I go ahead and marry her given that I fear that something may happen to me because she is married by the jinn? Or is there any prescribed.. More

  • Hiding past sins from fiancé Date: 12-5-2016

    Assalaamu alaykum. I feel very uncomfortable, confused, oppressed. When my fiancé and I first got engaged, he asked me whether I had had any relations with men in the past. I told him that I had not. Somehow, he learned that I have lied and told me that I have to tell him and that it is his right to know. I did research on this matter of telling him.. More

  • Mother has no right to prevent daughter from marrying suitable suitor Date: 11-5-2016

    Assalaamu alaykum. I am interested in marrying a suitable woman; however, an external person interfered in our relationship by contacting my family before I had a chance to speak with them about her and spoke ill of the woman whom I wish to marry. This led to negative sentiments towards her among my family. I urged my family to meet her family and to.. More

  • Injustice between co-wives in overnight stay Date: 23-4-2016

    I am a co-wife, my husband spent almost three weeks with his other wife when she gave birth to their second child to help her out. He spent no nights with me during that time; is he required to make up for these nights with me? .. More

  • Taking second wife without informing first wife is not cheating Date: 23-4-2016

    Some people say that getting married more than once without letting the first wife know is not permissible because this is considered cheating (on her), and the Messenger of Allaah, sallallaahu 'alayhi wa sallam,said, “Whoever cheats does not belong to me.” Narrated by Muslim (102). Is this claim with the aforementioned evidence acceptable? .. More

  • Wants to marry woman waiting to get divorced Date: 20-4-2016

    Assalaamu alaykum. I work in a MNC company in Kerala. I am unmarried and am 28 years old. I saw a girl in our office compound and talked with her then. However, I know that she is married, and she is waiting for divorce. After her divorce, what are the conditions to marry that divoced girl, and what would the benefits of that be in my life in this world.. More

  • Marrying Indian Christian woman of Hindu ancestry Date: 22-3-2016

    Assalaamu alaykum, dear Scholar. Can a Muslim marry an Indian Christian woman? Are Indian Christians part of Ahl Al-Kitaab, that is, the People of the Book? I am asking because their origin is not really Christian; their parents or ancestors were Hindu or belonged to other religions. .. More

  • Delayed marriage may be test of patience Date: 15-3-2016

    Assalaamu alaykum wa rahmatullaahi wa barakaatuhu. My question is the following: I am 21 years old and single, my parents are looking for proposals for me since two years, but they have not come across anyone that suits me. Whenever they contact the opposite party and send my biodata, they do not reply. This has been happening for two years now. I feel.. More

  • Giving suitor a photograph of girl he wishes to propose to Date: 15-2-2016

    Assalaamu alaykum. Ruling on giving a photograph of the female-match to the male-match for marriage according to the Hanafi School. My arguments here are: seeing a woman whom one wants to marry is permissible. However, can we make use of a hard copy of a photo, not a soft copy. In case it is a soft copy, then is it permissible, because the photo may.. More

  • Abstaining from marriage because one's parents want him to spend lavishly on his wedding Date: 11-2-2016

    Assalaamu alaykum. I am 27 years old and my question is that my parents want me to get married and spend a lot money on my marriage because all they talk about is what the people will say if we have a low key wedding. Also, I do not have enough money to spend for marriage is it okay to stay single for the rest of my life? .. More

  • Whether to accept marriage proposal of a repentant fornicator Date: 31-1-2016

    Dear scholars. My question is the following: if people can make whatever mistake they want - including major sins - and then repent, and then their misconduct and sins would be removed or even replaced with good deeds, then what is it that differentiates those who commit major sins from those who do not do so? The second part of the question, and the.. More

  • Breaking engagement because of disputes between her brother and her fiancé Date: 29-1-2016

    Assalaamu alaykum. There are disputes between my brother and my fiancé, and I fear that it will effect my relationship with my brother or my fiance in the future, when we get married, and cause more problems. The problem is with my brother's way of speaking and acting, which is not good, and my fiancé feels that he is hurting his dignity, but my brother.. More