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  • Marriage without Wali defective Date: 11-11-2016

    Assalaamu alaykum, dear Brother or Sister. I am new on this website, and I hope that you can help me with my situation. I applogize for my bad English and mistakes in writing. I am a married women and have a daughter from a previous marriage. The man whom I married is already married and has four kids. I knew this before marrying him; at that time,.. More

  • Secret marriage through phone invalid Date: 4-11-2016

    I am going through a depression. I want to ask; I got married on the phone without witnesses and without my guardian's consent. There was only the offer and acceptance on the phone, and no one heard it except us, and we agreed that it would be a secret. I know that such marriage is not valid. Then, one day, we had a fight, and he told my mom about the.. More

  • Marriage before end of woman's Iddah invalid Date: 18-10-2016

    1. If there are two witnesses, one male and one female, in the Nikah (wedding), is it valid according to the Islamic Sharia or not? 2. If there is no Moulvi/Qadi in the Nikah but only two witnesses, one male and one female, is it a valid Nikah or not? 3. If the date of divorce is 04.10.2012 and the Nikah was done on 06.10.2012 during the Iddah.. More

  • Retaining marriage with 'Muhallil' Date: 8-9-2016

    Assalaamu alaykum! I want to know the authenticity of the hadith given by At-Tirmithi and reported by Sufyaan Ath-Thawry "That a man who wants to keep a woman with whom he made Halala has to remake a new contract because the intention of Halala made this contract void". Is it possible to have the graduate of this hadith, and if it is weak, does that.. More

  • Marrying for Tahleel then changing intention Date: 10-7-2016

    Assalaamu alaykum. I married a man just to make Tahleel (marriage in which a man marries a woman after she was divorced three times by her husband simply in order to make it lawful for her husband to marry her again)because I was divorced three times by my first husband, so I married the second in order to become licit for the first. So we made this.. More

  • Woman eloped and judge conducted her marriage Date: 4-6-2016

    Assalaamu alaykum dear Brothers. I am from the Indian state of Kerala and follow the Shaafi'i mathhab. Two years ago, my wife's sister's daughter ran away with her lover. My wife's family was not ready to arrange a marriage because he was not following an Islamic way of life; he was drinking and had a criminal background. The case reached the court,.. More

  • The ruling on whether defective marriage requires divorce to be terminated Date: 9-2-2016

    Assalaamu alaykom. I got married in the Philippines in a Christian way and my husband is a Lebanese Muslim. When I reverted to Islam in Fanar after our marriage, he did not marry me again according to the sharia. When I got pregnant, I went back to the Philippines to deliver the baby. Last August, in 2014, after one month, my husband stopped financially.. More

  • An invalid marriage does not require divorce to be terminated Date: 9-2-2016

    I received an answer related to fatwa no. 285583, and I would like to ask another question related to this case. After I received the answer, I was morally devastated. As I wrote before, I was just a new muslim when I said the shahadah (testimony of faith) in the UK, and when I afterwards returned back to my home country I started to learn about islam,.. More

  • Marriage without the bride's wali is defective Date: 10-1-2016

    Assalaamu alaykum. I got married to my muslim husband eleven years ago and was Christian at the time. There were two witnesses and the imam who conducted the marriage. I did not have any wali (legal guardian) present because my family opposed the marriage, and they still do so now. I gave my consent to the marriage, but my husband and I were not aware.. More

  • A husband threw the Quran to the floor in a tantrum Date: 23-12-2015

    Assalaamu alaykum wa rahmatullaahi wa barakaatuh Brother. My sister got married on August 2, 2014. Many things changed at her house, including the manner of dealing with in-laws and the abusive personality of her husband. She was also going through after-effects of depression due to an accident on September 5, 2014 and partly because of her husband... More

  • A case of a defective marriage of a new Muslim woman Date: 14-12-2015

    I converted to Islam two years ago and married a Muslim man. As I am a Westerner and have previously been divorced, my husband said that this would be unacceptable to his family and that the marriage must be a secret as his family would disown him. We did not marry in a mosque but we had a contract, I had no guardian (wali) for the marriage, and we.. More

  • A second marriage before the end of 'iddah is null and void Date: 5-12-2015

    Was my marriage valid? I was married to my first husband, who was a Christian, and I divorced him in October 2004, then I married a Jordanian Muslim in December 23, 2004 in the Islamic way. The Jordanian only lived with me for one year and then left with promises that he will come for me when he finds a job and gets settled, but during that time he.. More

  • Marriage without Wali is defective and must be annulled Date: 26-4-2015

    Salaamu alaikum, Is it lawful for a woman, who was born Muslim and does not have a wali and married without her family's permission, to ask for talaq if she does not know her husband well and her family is asking her to take divorce. The marriage was arranged by smn else and may have been a rash decision. Also if she has no guarantee at the beginning.. More

  • Marriage without a Wali must be ended by divorce or annulment Date: 10-3-2015

    Salaam I was engaged secrectly for 4 years then my fiance left uk to see his mother in pakistan ,he insisted forus to do a Nikah my parents and family was against it at the time so he arranged some of his friends in the uk to act as his walo and my wali and the witness ,we had the nikah with his wali present he did not pay me meher once nikah done we.. More

  • ‘Iddah not necessary when remarrying the same husband after doubtful marriage Date: 9-1-2015

    Assalamualaikum Unfortunately this cannot be my last question about this topic as your recent answers have created more complexities. Based on the answers you gave me in this link, it is not clear and consistent if one should go through an iddah lasting 3 menstrual cycle if they wish to remarry the same person.. More