Marriage & Divorce

[Q-ID0402] Can nikah be performed over Skype or phone?

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QUESTION: What do the scholars of the Din and muftis of the Sacred Law state regarding the following issue: Can nikah (marriage) be performed over phone or Skype when the bride and groom are in different countries, e.g. UK and Pakistan? If yes, how can it be done Questioner: A brother from UK ANSWER: بسم…

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[Q-ID0400] If I (wrongly) tell people I divorced my wife, has divorce occurred?

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QUESTION: What do the scholars and muftis of the noble Shari’ah say regarding this matter: my parents wanted me to wed in Pakistan. Although I did not agree with them at first, I eventually got married on the request of my parents. When I returned to England, I told my friends that I divorced my…

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[Q-ID0395] What is the ruling on performing the Nikah in secret?

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QUESTION: What do the scholars of the Din and muftis of the Sacred Law state regarding the following issue: Is nikah (marriage) valid when done secretly after engagement. Meaning, the nikah is performed secretly, without letting everyone know, later when the date for marriage is decided by the family members, then the nikah is done…

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[Q-ID0388] Why can a man have upto 4 wives but a woman can only have one husband?

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QUESTION: What do the scholars and muftis of the mighty Shari’ah say regarding the following matter, why can a man have four wives in Islam but a woman can only have one husband? Questioner: A sister from UK ANSWER: Allāh, to Him belongs all praise, the Creator Most Sublime Who is Uncreated. There is no…

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[Q-ID0385] What is the ruling on women having IVF treatment?

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QUESTION: What do the scholars of the Din and muftis of the Sacred Law state regarding the following issue: is IVF permissible? If a woman is not able to conceive children, this is the only way using which her treatment can be done. This is also known as test tube baby. In such a case,…

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[Q-ID0384] What should a Husband do if his Wife is suffering from vaginismus?

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QUESTION: What do the scholars of the Din and muftis of the Sacred Law state regarding the following issue: My wife does not allow me to have sexual relations with her. She says that she is suffering from vaginismus, a condition which makes sexual intercourse impossible or extremely painful for the woman. I do not…

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[Q-ID0383] What is the minimum Mahr (dowry) & how much Mahr did the noble Prophet ﷺ give to his wives?

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QUESTION: What do the scholars and muftis of the noble Shari’ah say regarding the following matter; what is the minimum quantity of Mahr (dowry) and how much Mahr did the noble Prophet ﷺ give to his wives? Questioner: Sister from UK ANSWER: بسم اللہ الرحمن الرحیم الجواب بعون الملک الوھاب اللھم ھدایۃ الحق والصواب The…

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[Q-ID0381] Can a husband go into the labour room with his wife?

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QUESTION: What do the scholars of the Din and muftis of the Sacred Law state regarding the following issue: can a husband go into labour room with his wife? Meaning at the hospital where birth is given to children, when his wife is due to give birth. Questioner: A sister from UK ANSWER: بسم اللہ…

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[Q-ID0379] Can a husband and wife hold each other’s hands in public?

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QUESTION: What do the scholars and muftis of the noble Shari’ah say regarding the following matter; can a husband and wife hold each other’s hands in public?  Questioner: A sister from UK ANSWER: بسم اللہ الرحمن الرحیم الجواب بعون الملک الوھاب اللھم ھدایۃ الحق والصواب A husband and wife should avoid holding hands in public…

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[Q-ID0378] Can a woman visit her parents without her husband’s permission?

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QUESTION: What do the scholars of the Din and muftis of the Sacred Law state regarding the following issue: Can I stop my wife from meeting her parents? I cannot allow her (to visit them) every time. Can I ask her to seek permission from me to visit her parents? Can a woman visit her…

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[Q-ID0370] Does marrying in the Islamic month of Safar bring bad luck?

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QUESTION: What do the scholars of the Din and muftis of the Sacred Law state regarding the following issue: my daughter will be getting married in the month of Safar. I have been told that this is a month of calamities & bad luck, and that it is not correct for me to get my…

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[Q-ID0362] Can I listen to naat/nasheeds during child birth?

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QUESTION: What do the scholars of the Din and muftis of the Sacred Law state regarding the following issue: during childbirth is it permissible to listen to na’at (poetry in praise of the Messenger of Allah)? Also, tell me of such litanies that when recited will lessen the pain of labour and make childbirth easy.…

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[Q-ID0357] Is Islam a homophobic religion?

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QUESTION: Can the Scholars of the mighty religion Islam please advise on the following issue: I have colleagues at work who are homosexual and they ask me about the Islamic viewpoint on homosexuality. I tell them that homosexuality is a sin in Islam. I have heard other people argue to them that homosexuality should be…

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[Q-ID0355] Is the divorce said via a letter or text message valid?

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QUESTION: What do the scholars of the Din and muftis of the Sacred Law state regarding the following issue: if a person wants to divorce his wife through text message, then how should he do it? Is talaq (divorce) necessitated if he texts her a talaq and she reads it? If a person pronounces talaq…

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[Q-ID0353] What is the Islamic ruling on abortion due to rape?

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QUESTION: What do the scholars of the Din and muftis of the Sacred Law state regarding the following issue: what does Islam say about abortion? If the foetus was formed as a result of rape, and the family does not agree to the birth of the child, then can it be aborted? Questioner: Tayyib from Blackburn,…

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